A Journey in Contemporary Basketry

A Journey in Contemporary Basketry – with locally harvested plant materials with Lissa de Sailles.

Course Overview

Join Lissa for a weekend where we will dive into the how to and what for of uses of locally harvested plant materials.
In this workshop participants will gain a clear understanding about sustainable harvesting practices, how to: harvest safely, process and prepare plant materials for making baskets and sculptural work and refine your basketry skills to work independently on your own projects.

Lissa de Sailles is a lifelong creative who turned her hand to basketry skills ten years ago. During this time, she studied under the late Jim Wallis OAM in the Shoalhaven and has travelled the world learning with master makers in Ireland, England, and the USA. She has been the recipient of two Veolia Mulwaree Scholarships and most recently is the recipient of a Georges River Artist in Residence (AIR) in Sydney.

Images of work by Lissa de Sailles 2021 by Greg Piper.

Material fee $50 payable to Lissa which includes
dyed cane and an assortment of locally harvested and processed natural materials

Workshop Terms

While our fibre art workshops are usually held in the gallery's historically significant workshop space, the workshop venue may change according to the needs and wishes of the artist tutor. Likewise, the times of the workshops may vary depending on the type of workshop and its presentation.

Timeless Textiles Gallery will, at its own discretion, where a participant is unable to attend a fibre art workshop, an exchange or credit note will be made available or a refund of the  deposit or payment in accordance with the following Workshop Refund Policy.

Major commitments must be met, and in fairness to all, the policy concerning the refund is:
Cancellations 3 months prior to workshop date - refund 80% fees paid
Cancellations 2 months prior to workshop date- refund 50% fees paid.
Cancellations 1 month prior to workshop date- no refund.

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05 - 06 Feb 2022


9:30 am - 4:30 pm