BARE Weaving

BARE Weaving Workshops birthed from Ingrid & Kate’s passion to share traditional basket weaving skills with local women in the North Coast of NSW.

We focus on weaving with local native plant fibres and only dye with natural materials. Joining us for a workshop will connect you with an ancient tradition of women’s wisdom and immerse you into a deeper connection with your local environment.


Native Weaving Fibres

BARE Weaving Workshops explore: how to harvest & process native plants responsibly; coil, string & dilly bag weaving techniques; and, how to naturally dye your basket materials. You’ll learn about a variety of natural plant fibres and dye materials which are suitable for weaving & are found on the mid-North Coast.

If you are already experienced with coil, string or dilly bag weaving we’ll have a variety of technique extensions available, such as earrings, necklaces, arm bands, fur & feather string, lampshades, mats and hats.

Next Workshop:

2 Day Natural Dyes & Dilly Bag Weaving Workshop  1st - 3rd DEC, 2017

Venue: Crystal Creek Santuary, Nambucca Hinterland, North Coast NSW

 This workshop will focus on the DILLY BAG WEAVE and take participants through the journey of basket weaving, from plant to dye pot and onto hand twining a beautiful basket.

BOOKINGS please email:

During the weekend we will cover: native fibre identification, responsible harvesting and processing in the local environment, natural dying and traditional dilly bag weaving techniques. We will also delve into how to create bark string and there will be lots of possibility for natural embellishments along the way!
As a group we will immerse ourselves in the natural landscape and learn to relate to it through the practice of the ancient earth skill of weaving.

What are the details?

Dates: Friday 1st - 3rd December, 2017.

Arrivals: 3 - 4pm Friday

Departures: 4pm Sunday.

Cost: $280 per person (includes expert tuition, abundant weaving fibres and dyes, tea/coffee/mid-morning snacks and use of all venue facilities)

Accommodation: Camping accommodation $17 per night, Studio accommodation $35 per night (limited to 2 spaces).

Food: BYO with a plate to share for Friday and Saturday night communal dinners.


To find out more about BARE Weaving contact Kate on 0434 532 131 or email at '; // -->

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Ingrid and Kate look forward to hearing from you!



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