Woven Earrings Workshop

How to make woven earring using coil weaving techniques


Ainsley Warner

Ainsley Warner

30k
19k+
Work-Shop

Work-Shop

4.9 (540)
30k

4 hours 1 to 60 label $100


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To reduce the spread of COVID-19, we recommend that you try one of our online classes instead

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If you still want to attend this class, please first consider government restrictions in NSW. If you are currently allowed to attend, but are later prevented from doing so, we will either postpone your booking, or refund you.

Weaving is a creative, social and meditative process. As any maker will tell you, being mindful throughout the creative process is just as important as the product itself. Putting down your phone, turning off your screens and stepping away from the rush to simply sit, weave, connect with others and be present is an invaluable and incredibly enjoyable way to incorporate mindfulness and creativity into your life.

In this Coil Woven Earrings Workshop, we’ll be incorporating traditional coil weaving practices with modern materials and techniques to create our own unique pair of earrings.  In addition to jewellery, you’ll also be able to use these skills to make baskets, sculptural pieces and wall hangings.

Please note: This class requires at least five students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class and fully refund you and inform you via email, so please watch your email a few days prior to the class



Aside from this class, Work-Shop also has the following coming up:



What you'll get

  • All materials to weave your own gorgeous earrings

  • A chenille needle, fibres directory and step-by-step guide to coil weaving


What to bring

  • Your creative self!

  • Feel free to bring food or drinks to snack on as lunch won’t be included


Location

Work-Shop HQ - 16 Cope Street, Redfern NSW

Your teacher
Ainsley Warner

Ainsley Warner

30k
19k+

I am a fibre artist from Marrickville, Sydney and the maker behind Wild Fibres. I weave baskets and jewellery using a range of fibres including hand dyed Madagascan raffia, wool, hemp string, printed textiles, rope and any other fibres I come across. I’m endlessly inspired by the incredible colours and patterns I come across in my wonderings around the neighbourhood and the wider world.

I am deeply passionate about weaving and creating things with my hands. There’s something about stepping away from screens and technology and taking the time out to create something unique. I find the process both therapeutic and forever inspiring.

I’m also a social worker in Waterloo, providing counselling and practical support to young people. Weaving has not only become a huge passion in my life, but also an incredible balancing tool for my job. I find weaving meditative, fulfilling and creative. I hope to share this passion and process with as many people as I can, so they too can find a creative and calming outlet in their own lives.




Your host
Work-Shop
Work-Shop

4.9 (540)
30k

Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill. From 3D printing and stencil art through to music and gardening – life skills and personal development through to cooking doughnuts and mushroom foraging, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Community values lie at the heart of our project. We collaborate with local artists and industry experts to teach classes and utilise local suppliers for any materials needed. We also provide a creative environment for emerging artists to produce and sell work, and meet like minded individuals. Work-Shop will be a space for everyone, with a rotating schedule of art shows, information nights on local issues and a whole range of events and community initiatives.

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