BARE Weaving Workshops birthed from Kate Rydge & Ingrid Riverstone’s passion to share traditional basket weaving skills and the magic of Natural Dyes. Kate & Ingrid are fibre artists from the North Coast of NSW. Both Kate and Ingrid have been mentored and deeply inspired by Yolngu Master Weavers in Arnhem Land for over 12 years.

BARE Weaving Workshops are offered regularly through out the year. At times with the joy of hosting and teaching alongside Kate & Ingrid’s adopted Yolngu family.

Kate and Ingrid are passionate about deeply connecting their workshop participants to the ancient tradition of women’s weaving.

1 and 2 Day BARE Weaving Workshops

Coil Basketry, Dilly Bag Weaving (Hand Twining), Bark String & Natural Dye Workshops

  • Native fibre identification and processing,
  • Responsible harvesting,
  • Wild foraging for natural dyes,
  • Natural dying techniques specific to native weaving fibres,
  • Traditional coiling, twining (dilly bag) and string making techniques.

All BARE Weaving workshops are held in beautiful natural locations which directly inspire your creative process. Under the watchful eyes of your facilitators you will be guided to create an amazing colourful basket by the end of the workshop.

We cater for all levels of experience, from beginners to experienced. So if you are already experienced with coil, string or dilly bag weaving we’ll have a variety of technique extensions available to support your needs. Techniques such as earrings, necklaces, embellished string, lampshades, mats and hats.

We welcome you to join us as we immerse ourselves in the natural landscape and deeply connect with each other and the ancient practice of weaving.

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