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No Waste basketry with Trudi Nisbet

Course Overview

Tired of seeing so much packaging waste accumulate? What about all those electrical cords, phone chargers that no longer work or are outdated  ???

Give all that single use packaging and outdated technology a new creative and functional life. No experience is needed to weave all this waste into striking coiled baskets.

Teachers profile


Trudi is a textile and fibre artist with a focus on creating traditional arts and crafts with a modern interpretation.Her love of colour and texture shines through in the simplicity of her designs…

In recent years Trudi has embraced imperfections in her creative process and found this to truly open the door to creativity and this is also reflected in Trudi’s approach to teaching. Trudi’s philosophy “there are no mistakes, only design elements” makes for a very relaxed and flexible learning environment. Trudi also recognizes that her Early Childhood diploma in teaching has given her not only a great foundation for teaching, but has highlighted the significance of having fun while learning.

Materials List

Trudi can supply all material, however you are encouraged to bring along the following used material:

Phone chargers

Electrical cables

Clothes you can’t bare to throw out because you love the fabric. Jeans are particularly great.

Packaging tape ( the sort that is generally wrapped around boxes –  flat hard plastic and about 1.5 cm)

Used twine/string

The string netted bags that often are packaged with onions and oranges (these are excellent for basketry)

PLUS a small material $5

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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25 Aug 2019


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