sculptural twining (1280×960)

Sculptural Twining – 2 day workshop with Trudi Nisbet

Course Overview

During these two days we will explore the versatile basketry technique of twining and learn how using simple variations wondrous sculptural forms are created.

Part one.  Students will sample different methods including closed and open twining, colour application, reverse and separation twining.

Part Two. Harnessing their own inspirations and creativity, students will use their newly acquired skills to create a unique sculptural piece under the gentle guidance of Trudi.

A variety of materials will be used including plants and other natural mixed fibres. Trudi will guide you through the use of colour and design in your basketry and will have several examples of twined sculptures to view in the class.

This workshop is suitable for the beginner, and perfect for those that have had some experience with basic twining who wish to extend themselves. On completion of this workshop participants will have the skills and confidence to continue on their path of a wonderful basketry journey.

Teacher 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

Scissors, old towel, bucket, wear closed in shoes(i.e. no sandals or thongs)

Material Fee $25 payable to artist

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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17 - 18 Oct 2020


9:30 am - 4:30 pm