Raffia Basket Coiling Workshop: Navajo Stitch

Create a small trinket basket or coaster using a Navajo (or figure-of-eight) stitch

The Raffia Connection
The Raffia Connection
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2 hours Class size 1 to 12

label $60 (Afterpay available)
Looking for unique things to do in Melbourne? Join our basket coiling workshop at the Raffia Connection!
Basket coiling is an ancient craft and Navajo Stitch is no exception. The Navajo tribe of native Americans live in the regions of Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico and traditionally made these baskets as wedding gifts, with complex symbolism linking to the patterns.
In this two hour workshop, we'll be taking a simpler approach, using two contrasting raffia colours to make a basic pattern. All materials are included in the workshop, including hand-dyed raffia, a needle and a starter coil, along with a video sent after the class, which can help you make more trinket baskets or coasters at home.
Our workshops are informal and fun and facilitated by Janet, Creative Director at The Raffia Connection in Box Hill North, who is eager to share the art of basket coiling with you all.
Come along and try our raffia basket coiling workshop in Melbourne today!
Knowledge required
No prior knowledge or skills required.
What you'll get
  • Materials worth $20 RRP to keep.
  • Basket coiling is a slow craft, so we'll cover everything you need to know to complete your basket or coaster at home.
  • Additional raffia can be purchased at the workshop and credit card facilities are available.
What to bring
Glasses if you wear them.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a date idea or hens party.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum or gift for couples.


Box Hill North, VIC

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Raffia Basket Coiling Workshop: Navajo Stitch location
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The Raffia Connection
The Raffia Connection

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The Raffia Connection specialises in natural plant-based fibres for weavers, basket makers and textile artists. Our Raffia Basket Workshops, designed for beginners or advanced makers feature our range of raffia, hand-dyed at our Melbourne studio. Each workshop focuses on a different technique. where in just two hours, you can expect to achieve a small trinket basket or coaster. Come along and try it for yourself!

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