Go Wild With Weaving 2018
GO WILD!   Be Creative!  Have some Fun!

Spaces have filled very quickly this year.  If you would like to put your name down as a reserve or to ensure that I contact you about the 2019 event, please email me at nicola.basham@xtra.co.nz

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 April 2018 AND Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th April 2018.

Registration on Saturday 21st is 9am at Collingwood Area School, Lewis Street, Collingwood, Golden Bay. 

It is the sixth Go Wild With Weaving Workshop, held in beautiful Golden Bay, New Zealand.  

For 2018, our line-up is 10 different 2-day workshops which cater for varying levels of weaving expertise.  Each workshop features different techniques or different natural materials, such as willow, flax, cabbage tree leaves, and bark ....plus whatever you want to bring! .  You will learn how to weave your own creations, meet loads of new people and have some great fun for yourself.

Class size is 8 students.

21 and 22 APRIL

GW1. GO FOR BARK Create a big woven bark bowl with Judy Zugish (US).  SO SORRY, FULL

GW2. GO CONTEMPORARY Twining and Stitching contemporary NZ flax baskets with Zimmi Forest (Australia)  SO SORRY, FULL.

GW3. GO REALLY WILD (1)  Create vessels (bowls, vases, spheres) and simple forms with random-weave and cobbling with Ann McMahon (Australia)  SO SORRY FULL

GW4. GO STITCHING: Learn ancient craft skills of coiling and stitching natural materials with Deb Price. SO SORRY FULL

GW5. Weave beginners projects or a backpack for intermediate weavers. Flax weaving with Maureen Harte. SO SORRY FULL.

GW6. GO TWINING: Learn twining and weaving large, NZ flax baskets with Sarah Hornibrooke. SO SORRY FULL.  

GW7. GO WILLOW: Learning to weave traditional and freeform willow baskets with Peter Greer. SO SORRY. FULL.

24 and 25 APRIL

GW8. COPPER CREATION Create a beautiful woven shoulder bag using bark and copper with Judy Zugish (US).  Judy has agreed to teach the woven bark bowl on tues24/wednesday 25th too.   SO, SORRY FULL

GW9. FLAX AND FEATHERS Create fabulous NZ flax and feather baskets using random-weave technique with Zimmi Forest (Australia) . SO SORRY FULL

GW10. GO REALLY WILD (2)  Create animals and more complex sculptural forms with random-weave and cobbling with Ann McMahon (Australia)  SO SORRY FULL

GW11. GO TWINING: Learn twining and weaving large, NZ flax baskets with Sarah Hornibrooke.  SO SORRY FULL

 

 

 

Sat 21 and Sun 22 April '18


GW1. Go for Bark

This is a new course.  You will learn how to weave with bark and make beautiful baskets or wall-hangings.

Tutor: Judy Zugish, professional weaver, exhibitor, tutor in the US and internationally.

Experience level: for beginner and intermediate

 

 


GW5. Flax Projects

 

This course has now changed.  The course is now offering projects for beginners and a backpack for intermediate weavers, learning how to create the main body and attach the handles.

Tutor: Maureen Harte is a professional NZ flax artist.

Experience level: for beginners and intermediate weavers

www.wildsandsweaving.co.nz 


Tues 24 and Wed 25 April '18


GW8. Copperbark Creations 

This is a new course.  You will learn how to weave a postcard shoulder bag with bark and copper.

Due to big demand to weave the bark bowl, this will be offered as a choice on this course.

Tutor: Judy Zugish, professional weaver, exhibitor, tutor in the US and internationally.

Experience level: for beginner and intermediate

 

 

Sat 21 and Sun 22 April '18


GW2. Go Contemporary


Make 2-3 Contemporary open weave baskets from NZ flax using twining & stitching techniques.
You will also learn to make string for hanging or decorating the basket.
 

Tutor: Zimmi Forest, international weaving tutor and artist

Experience Level: beginner and intermediate.

Instagram: weaving_nature


GW6. Go Twining

Make this large, strong and beautiful basket from NZ flax/harakeke using dyeing, weaving. plaiting and twining techniques. 

You will be able to make one or two baskets, with or without handles or lids.

Tutor: Sarah Hornibrooke, professional craft tutor and experienced weaver.

Experience Level:  Beginners up to Intermediate level.

 

 


Tues 24 and Wed 25 April '18


GW9. Flax & Feathers

Make stunning sculptural baskets from NZ Flax using random-weave techniques. You will also learn to make string from nz flax & feathers for hanging or decorating the basket.

Tutor: Zimmi Forest, international weaving tutor and artist

Experience Level: beginner and intermediate.

Instagram: weaving_nature

Sat 21 and Sun 22 April '18


GW3. Go Really Wild (1)

An introduction to random weave with cobbling to create a hollow vessel (boat, bowl, vase) using natural fibres and materials.  A chance to learn how to use unconventional methods to create a piece that derives its expression from the materials used.

Tutor: Ann McMahon, craft tutor and artist

Experience Level: beginner upto intermediate level.

 


GW7  Go Willow

Make a functional traditional willow basket on day one, with the option of making  a freeform basket the second day.  Learn willow care and techniques.

Tutor: Peter Greer, experienced basketmaker and tutor.

Experience Level: beginner and intermediate.

www.willowworks.co.nz 

 

 


Tues 24 and Wed 25 April '18


GW10. Go Really Wild (2)

An advanced progranme aiming for more complex and challenging sculptural forms, including some funky animals using random weave and cobbling with natural fibres and materials.  

Tutor: Ann McMahon, craft tutor and artist

Experience Level: beginner to advanced level.

 

Sat 21 and Sun 22 April '18


GW4.  Go Stitching

Using techniques from the pine needle basket tradition, learn the ancient craft of coiling and stitching and experiment with a range of natural materials, such as Cabbage Tree Leaves, Corn Leaves, Pine Needles and Dracophyllum and decorate with feathers or beads or whatever else you fancy.

Tutor: Deb Price, celebrated artist and experienced basketry tutor.

Experience Level:  for beginners up to experienced level.

COURSE COSTS FOR 21/22 APRIL 2018

To make sure you have a chance to socialise and meet like-minded people,  two buffet lunches and an evening meal for students and tutors at a local restaurant are included in the price.

So, price includes tuition and materials, two buffet lunches and an evening meal at top lodge Zatori, in Collingwood.

The full fee is $355, payable by 28/2/18, no refunds are possible after this date.

An immediate, non-refundable $100 deposit will be required to secure your place.  

 

COURSE COSTS FOR 24/25 APRIL 2018

To take full advantage of our international weavers, they have agreed to hold additional courses on  Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th April.  These courses include two buffet lunches (but no evening meal).

The full fee is $320, payable by 28/2/18, no refunds are possible after this date.
An additional, non-refundable $100 deposit will be required to secure your place for courses GW8, GW9, GW10.  

 


Tues 24 and Wed 25 April '18


GW11.  Go Twining

Make this large, strong and beautiful basket from NZ flax/harakeke using dyeing, weaving. plaiting and twining techniques. 

You will be able to make one or two baskets, with or without handles or lids.

Tutor: Sarah Hornibrooke, professional craft tutor and experienced weaver.

Experience Level:  Beginners up to Intermediate level.

 

 

 

 

 


Contact

Contact me, nicola.basham@xtra.co.nz or use the form on the contact page on the website, to get in touch with me to register, pay or to ask for additional information.

Full Prices

For courses on 21+22 April the full price is $355 for 2 days tuition, all materials, 2 lunches and 1 evening meal.   All fees to be paid by 28th February 2018.  No refunds are available after this date.

For courses on 24+25 April, the full price is $320 for 2 days tuition, all materials and 2 lunches.  All fees to be paid by 28th February 2018. No refunds are available after this date.

A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to hold your reservation for each course you want to take.

Early Bird Deal

An early bird deal of $320 is available for courses on 21+22 April, if payment is received by 31st December 2017.

An early bird deal of $290 is available for courses on 24+25 April, if payment is received by 31st December 2017.

Venue

Each day runs from 9.30-4.30 at the Collingwood Area School, Collingwood, Golden Bay, NZ.

 

Golden Bay

Golden Bay is a beautiful, artistic community on the North West coast of the South Island of New Zealand.  It is famous for the crystal clear waters of the Waikoropupu Springs, the extraordinary Farewell Spit, the beautiful beaches, the fabulous Heaphy Track and the extensive Harakeke Collection of Rene Orchiston.  For information about how to get to Golden Bay, accommodation options and other adventurous or arty activities go to the website    http://www.goldenbaynz.co.nz

Make the Most of Your Stay!  

Make sure you have enough time to enjoy some of the Golden Bay delights....tramping, horse riding, kayaking, mountain biking...or maybe checking out the artist trail or enjoying the tasty restaurants.

If you come from afar, I can help you with your accommodation as I have a long list of possible places to stay at all budget levels in the Collingwood area.

The luxury lodge Zatori (in walking distance of the courses) has some great special deals on accommodation in their luxury suites and their fab backpackers.  See www.zatori.co.nz for location and pictures.

Contact nicola.basham@xtra.co.nz  for details.  Contact Tracey Walker to book tracey@zatori.co.nz

Basketry Exhibition

There will be Basketry Exhibition at Zatori from 22nd -29th April 20am -8 pm, with baskets, sculptures and wall pieces from local and international weavers, and acclaimed Auckland weaver Ruth Castle.

Join us at the Opening on Friday 20th April, from 5pm.  See exhibition page for details

Sponsors

Teri Dyes are sponsoring the Go Wild With Weaving event, and supply the fibre dyes for the courses. 

See the complete range at www.teri-dyes.co.nz

The Nelson Building Society are sponsoring the opening of the exhibition