Weaving with Weeds Workshop

Learn how to weave a basket, entirely from Cat's Claw Weed vines at the Maleny Wood Expo, 2-3 May.

Take home your own bespoke woven basket, one that tells the unique story about how we can transform South East Queensland’s environmental Cat’s claw problem into a beneficial solution.

Kris Martin, a local practising sculptor and installation artist, will facilitate the two hour ‘Weaving with Weeds’ workshops at the Maleny Wood Expo, teaching a number of weaving and material preparation techniques using natural plant fibres.

Cat's claw creeper is an aggressive climber, native to tropical America that was introduced as an ornamental in older-style Queensland gardens.

Due to its aggressive climbing capabilities, it completely smothers native vegetation, even growing up over trees. Many bushland and riparian areas already have serious infestations of this weed.

Kris plans to source the Cat’s claw vine for the Maleny Wood Expo workshops from the Upper Mary River Catchment, where Cat’s Claw is becoming a serious environmental problem.

He has considerable experience hosting artist-led workshops with children and adults of all ages, having facilitated many festival art installations, workshops and community art activities.

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