About us

Basketry SA is affiliated with the Handspinners and Weavers Guild of SA and meets at the Handspinners and Weavers Guild Hall at 196 South Road, Mile End. We also use their postal address. (See Meetings and Contact us.)

Members of Basketry SA generously share their skills and learn from each other at meetings, during workshops and at gatherings and camps. 

Our meetings are informal and new members receive instruction and advice in a friendly, sharing environment. Materials are available to enable beginners to start basketry when they attend a meeting.

Basketry skills are taught in workshops conducted at the Handspinners and Weavers Guild Hall. Workshops are advertised in the Newsletter and promoted at meetings. Numbers are limited and members and non-members are able to attend. Workshops must be paid in advance to reserve a place and receive the course details.

Gatherings are held every two years, sponsored by the basketry group from a different state.

Camps enable intensive, learning experiences with specific groups of artists, like indigenous weavers.

Basketry SA aims to hold public exhibitions of members' work on a regular basis and sponsors a prize at the Royal Adelaide Show for items made from both natural and other fibres. All members are encouraged to participate in these events. at craft fairs and other venues enable members to demonstrate their skills and sell their works.  Basketry SA aims to hold public exhibitions of members’ work on a regular basis and sponsors a prize at the Royal Adelaide Show for items made from both natural and other fibres. All members are encouraged to participate in these events.

A Basketry SA Newsletter is published quarterly and mailed to financial members.If you have an email address the newsletter can be sent via email.

The Basketry SA Library has a comprehensive collection of books and periodicals which members may borrow. The loan period is one month.

Stalls and Demonstrations - Basketry SA members often participate in stalls and exhibitions at craft fairs and other venues. These often involve members demonstrating basketry techniques, Most of these events give members the opportunity to sell their works.

Collections - Members' works have been acquired by galleries and museums throughout Australia and are included in private collections overseas.

  • The Australian National Gallery, Canberra                                                  

  • The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
  • The Museum & Art Gallery, NT                                                
  • The Alice Craft Acquisition Collection
  • The Art Gallery of SA
  • The Victorian State Craft Collection
  • The Gold Coast Arts Centre
  • The Museum of Economic Botany, Adelaide Botanic Garden