Nature Philosophy's BARE Weaving Programs are facilitated group experiences which offer healing, fun and creativity for women of all ages. We welcome you to be in touch to find out more about our weaving style and weaving retreats.

BARE Weaving

BARE Weaving Workshops birthed from Kate Rydge and Ingrid Riverstone's passion to share basket weaving skills with local women on the North Coast of NSW.

BARE Weavers Ingrid & Kate 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.

UPCOMING 5 DAY RETREAT: 21st - 25th November, 2018

Have you always wondered how to include vibrant rainbow colours into your baskets?

Join us for our next workshop and learn the art of natural dyes for weaving AND we will share how you can weave them into your own gorgeous creations!


This is going to be an amazing 5 Day Workshop which deeply explores the depth of knowledge held by BARE Weaving facilitators Ingrid Riverstone and Kate Rydge. We will cover plant identification, collection and processing, natural dyes, Dilly Bag weaving (hand twining technique), weaving decorations and bark string creation. We will also be delving into the connection between women's ceremony and weaving.

Joining us for this 5 Day workshop will allow you to take your understanding of weaving to the next level. There will be a chance to dive deeply into your own creative process as the workshop evolves. This gathering of women on the sacred land at Thumb Creek (below) will connect us all to the land and an ancient tradition of women’s wisdom.

We would love to have you join us!

** BOOKINGS - please go to the link below, fill in the online booking form & send in your deposit of $250. We will then be in touch with your Participant Information.


COST: $630 per participant (includes all weaving materials, natural dyes, expert tuition, coffee/tea and dinners). BYO breakfast and lunch. Limited accommodation available, tent camping available. Add $25 pp person pernight camping fee. 3 x room in options from $30 - $45 pp per night available also.

Add $17 pp pernight camping fee.

** EARLY BIRD - BOOK BEFORE 31st SEPTEMBER, $600 PER PERSON. Add $25 pp per night camping fee.

VENUE: Stunning Private Residence at Thumb Creek, Hinterland of Nambucca Valley, NSW.