Medicine Basket Weaving Circle Class - Brisbane

Learn how to weave a medicine pot with local fibre in a ceremony-style immersive sharing and healing circle in nature

Rene Bahloo

Rene Bahloo


5 hours Class size 5 to 30     label $100

Using Lomandra Longifolia fibre straight from the land, we will create a two-stand twist-woven medicine pot in this beautiful Brisbane workshop. This will be a ceremonial sacred space where you will be nurtured and held safely in a circle of like-minded souls, sharing and breathing and creating together.

Your teacher Rene will also introduce some embodiment practices and nervous system regulation skills for navigating challenging times, like breathing, visualisation and soul-to-cell toning, in the workshop circle. Beginners are celebrated!

This is an opportunity to experience the ancient art of basket weaving as a deeply mindful and contemplative practice. It is a space of sharing, creating, being and breathing, conducted through ceremony and celebration of life.

Using natural materials from the land, you will learn how to weave individual strands of fibre together to form a whole creation, while recognising and acknowledging the mirrors and metaphors that bind us together with nature and each other. Like a weave within a weave, this has the power of revealing a way of being that is nurturing, growthful, enlightening and honouring of the energy of creation.

Together we will weave baskets that hold in their fibres all of the stories we share, flowing in symphony with the songs of nature, as they unfold around and within us and you will take this beautiful creation home.

Please bring snacks to share, and a chair, blanket or cushion to sit on. We will be on the grass under a huge fig tree. Please be considerate of current COVID restrictions on proximity and personal hygiene.

Optional premium pandanus (a different fibre to what we will be using) is available to buy at an extra cost if needed.

Add-ons available for this class
  • DIY kit (optional) ($25)
  • Pandanus fibre (optional) ($40)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
Beginners are welcome.
What you'll get
All materials provided to create your own two-stand twist-woven medicine pot to take home.
What to bring
  • Scissors
  • Cushion, low chair or blanket to sit on
  • Your own lunch and beverages
  • A special object ie crystal, seedpod etc. to put in the medicine pot
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.


Brisbane Mt Coot-tha botanic gardens Fig tree lawn no. 22 - Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, Mount Coot-Tha Road, Toowong QLD

Your teacher can also travel within 30 kms of Mount Coot-Tha for private classes

Your teacher
Rene Bahloo
Rene Bahloo


Weavery is host to regular basket weaving circles, workshops and retreats on the Sunshine Coast, Noosa and Brisbane, and travels far and wide to contribute to externally hosted events.

Led by accomplished fibre artist, René Bahloo, Weavery approaches skill building from a holistic perspective, actively facilitating community connection, life skills and wellbeing through the active meditation of basket weaving.

Taking an ancient cultural practice and adapting it to the needs of contemporary society for healing, connecting, personal growth and skill-building, Weavery brings the magic of weaving circles to life. The combination of holistic practice with creative development, environmental awareness and community wellbeing adds value to this unique experience.

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