Contemporary Basketry is so much more than Weaving.

It’s about creating vessels that hold space, which can be achieved using a variety of sculptural mediums.

Harriet Goodall’s signature online course Form to Freedom – Weaving for Fibre Sculpture has been designed with this in mind.

Carefully developed as a deep dive into working with plants, fibres, dyeing and the basketry techniques Harriet uses to make her sculptural objects and woven lighting unique and original.

Harriet Goodall invites you into her private studio and promises to free your mind to the endless sculptural possibilities that ancient weaving techniques provide when combined with contemporary basketry. The same techniques and ethical practices she has used to sustain her professional art practice for over 14 years, making her one of Australia’s most loved fibre artists.

All course materials, including self-paced beautifully filmed streaming videos and comprehensive resource guides, are within an easy to use member portal and yours to access and revisit anytime.

Form to Freedom – Weaving For Fibre Sculpture is an investment in your creative education. It’s a worldwide community for enrolled students to come together in a private online forum and share your weaving adventures directly with Harriet, ask questions, bounce ideas, pass knowledge sideways and a resource for life!

You'll Learn How To....

Incorporate Objects To
Create Art

Working through the weaving techniques Harriet uses to make her sculptural objects and bespoke lighting, including, cordage, coiling, knotless netting, twining and random weaving you’ll discover how to intermesh those with found and made objects to create art you’ll be proud to share.

Find Freedom In Your Expression

Whether you are a complete beginner or an established fibre artist, you will be gifted an arsenal of techniques and inspiration to last for years. You’ll gain the confidence to make forms and incorporate a variety of materials to create contemporary fibre sculptures with your own unique expression.

Form A Holistic
Art Practice

From harvesting in your environment, purchasing, preparing and storing materials, dyeing plant fibres and creating studio space to the business of fibre art and selling in galleries, you’ll gain an in-depth education in not only the fibre art aspects of basketry but the history and community culture that weaving brings with it.

Harriet Goodall

What's Included?

Over 9 modules, 3 exclusive bonuses over 12 hours of footage, Harriet covers an equivalent of 6 live classes including her most requested workshops – Open Weave Fish Trap Style Basket and Random Weaving.

Together with Harriet, you’ll be learning what materials you can explore and starting with baby steps, learn some easy techniques including making cordage, random weaving, knotless netting / looping, coiling, open paired twining and dyeing plant materials.

Throughout each module, you’ll discover how to intermesh techniques with found and hand made objects to create art. Keep scrolling for a detailed description of each module and watch the video below.

About This Course

Weave At Your Own Pace

The problem with a live class is that you are limited by time, but in this online experience, you’re going to do the equivalent of half a dozen live workshops indulging in a holistic look at basket weaving techniques as a springboard into fibre sculpture.

It may take you many weeks or even years to try out all the things Harriet will share with you in this course. Some of them may make you buzz with ideas more than others but that’s the way a great artist is made, slowly and with practice.

By fully engaging with the course content you will try out different processes and become adept at incorporating a variety of materials into 3D fibre sculpture or learn to incorporate weaving into your mixed media 2D pieces with your own unique expression.

Open Paired Twining
Cordage

You're Not Alone

There’s nothing worse than purchasing an online course only to be left in the dark.

That’s why we have created a worldwide community for learning where you’ll be able to ask questions, get feedback and connect directly with Harriet and fellow Form to Freedom students in a members-only online Facebook group.

Here you’ll receive invaluable support and a further two months of ongoing tuition after your initial enrollment including two live Q&A sessions with Harriet.

You are further supported by the team at Fibre Arts Take Two with our personal and attentive customer service that we have become known for!

Meet your Tutor

9 Modules, 12 Hours of
Footage and, 8 Weeks
of Tutor Support!

Enrolments are open for a limited time.

Harriet will guide you through the following modules sharing her stories and wisdom along the way.

Module 1
Making an Amulet

We start by acknowledging First Nations people as the traditional knowledge keepers and Harriet will teach you to make cordage, an ancient basketry fundamental, which you can then use to create a personal amulet or talisman to bring you good luck while taking the class. This simple skill will keep your hands busy whilst you enjoy listening to Harriet guide you through other modules or during TV shows, car journeys, train and even plane trips.

Module 2
Harvesting Plants for Weaving

The wonderful thing about basket making is that you don’t need a whole lot of expensive equipment to get started. Take a walk in nature with Harriet learning about the ethics of harvesting, collecting plant materials from your garden, bush or surrounding streetscape and how to prepare, dry and store those materials to make them suitable for weaving. A comprehensive guide to purchasing materials with a supplier list is also included.

Module 3
Pods, Nests and Cocoons

Now you know what plant materials are suitable for weaving and how to prepare them, it’s time to get weaving! Finding inspiration from nature, using the popular technique of random weaving Harriet will walk you through two different sculptural forms. Teaching you the fundamental techniques of random or free-form weaving, so you can create woven sculptures that will hold their form in whatever shape you want!

Module 4
In the Loop

Knotless netting or looping is used by contemporary artists all over the world to create a lace-like weaving and is one of Harriet’s favourite techniques to use in her fibre sculpture and lighting. In this module, Harriet will teach you three different looping stitches using waxed linen and hemp so you can get excited by creating contrast through both opacity and transparency that this technique provides.

Module 5
Looping for Sculpture

If you’re looking to get more intentional and sculptural with your new looping skills then this module is for you! You’re now going to loosen up and have some fun with different looping techniques as Harriet shares how to use them in sculptural ways incorporating sticks and stones, vines and copper wire. You’ll learn various ways to create contrasting patterns and texture, cover objects completely and even mimic nature with random looping techniques.

Module 6
Coiling with Plants and Clay

It’s time to start mixing your media. In this module, Harriet will show you how you can use the traditional basketry technique known as coiling to use purchased or leafy materials from the garden and mix them with ceramics – Think of it as a collaboration between coiling and clay! Starting with a traditional basket weavers buttonhole stitch taught to Harriet by Indigenous Australian women that she has worked with, before moving onto a spiral and V stitch. You’ll learn how to start and finish a basket and to coil onto the clay.

Module 7
Open Paired Twining

It’s time to free yourself further working with soft and hard fibres enjoying the sculptural opportunities that open paired twining can provide. This is Harriet’s go-to technique that she uses for her bespoke lighting and one of her most popular live workshops. Developed on a trip to Vietnam, Harriet will walk you through the steps to create a beautiful open fish trap style basket before stepping you through the more traditional stake and strand technique starting from the bottom up using soft fibres. You’re going to love this module!

Module 8
Dyeing Plant Fibres

So you have bought and harvested some materials and naturally, you’re looking to get some variety in the colours you can work with. However, dye on plant fibres can be fugitive. In this module, Harriet will show you ways to enhance your weaving materials using powdered colour and the various natural dyes she has discovered work best for plant materials. She’ll even share her secret mordant discovery, that when combined with a rusty vinegaroon recipe will instantly transform the colour of your plant materials like magic!

Module 9
Sculptural Mediums

It’s time to combine your new basketry skills and create a random woven pod-shaped vessel to hold space with a wire basket armature. You’ll discover a way to rust dye your fabric and further enhance your sculptures with embroidery and stitch and discuss different surface treatments to harden and preserve your work to create contemporary wall hangings and 3D sculptures. The possibilities are endless!

A Resource For Life!

You’ll easily find everything you need to start weaving with our downloadable comprehensive resource guides. Including supplier, plant and materials lists, written instructions and inspiration to last a lifetime!

3 Exclusive BONUSES

When Harriet began weaving one of her biggest frustrations was how outdated and limited weaving resources were. It took her years to figure out what she needed to learn by herself. If she had a course like this, when she had started, she would have saved herself from having to seek out teachers and travel to workshops that were expensive and far away, it would have saved her years and years of learning, seeking and searching.

Perhaps this is why she has created such a comprehensive weaving resource for you. Weaving is such a giving practice, and Harriet would like to share as much as she can with you by including these exclusive bonuses that are not available anywhere else!

BONUS
Leatherwork Handle
Valued at $80

Revamp an old basket by adding a leather handle or why not add one to your random weave baskets?

Using leather belt straps and thonging with a few simple tools you can effectively save a basket from landfill and create something bespoke that people will really admire!

Valued at $80

BONUS
Private Studio Tour
Valued at $120

After a little bit of romancing and then falling in love with art practice, the next thing every artist dreams about is a making place of their very own. Somewhere you can be alone with your works in progress and tools of the trade, dedicated to making work in solitude.

Over the years Harriet has had studios in public and private and in this module, she is inviting you into her private working space to walk you through the elements that she believes make a successful studio.

Valued at $120

BONUS
The Business of Fibre Arts
Invaluable!

Congratulations! You’ve made it this far – now if you really want to live down the rabbit hole on your own terms then you might need to make it a going concern!

In this exclusive bonus, Harriet will explain her journey into professional practice and the potholes you can stumble into without knowing it.

Saving you from some mistakes she made along the way and sharing her best strategies for growth so you can take your work public with confidence.

Invaluable!

You’re Protected

With Our 100% Risk-Free Guarantee

This course has been created to the highest standards. Professionally filmed and crafted for your viewing pleasure.

Equivalent to 6 individual live workshops, this course is the culmination of all Harriet’s years of learning, teaching and innovation and with as much of herself thrown into it as possible.

The tuition for Form to Freedom – Weaving For Fibre Sculpture is for immediate and lifetime access. Payment plans are available, please see below for details.

We also offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee! If you’ve viewed less than 10% of this course within the first 7 days we’ll happily purchase the course back from you.

We’re confident that if you do the work and engage with your tutor you’ll get enormous benefit from this experience. And we’re happy to back that up with our risk-free guarantee.

Pricing Options

Learn from an expert textile artist for a fraction of the cost of in-person lessons.

2 Month Payment Plan
$4402 Monthly Payments of $220
  • Currency - USD
  • Hours of Footage - 12
  • Modules - 9
  • Paid - 2 Payments Monthly
5 Month Payment Plan
$4505 Monthly Payments Of $90
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  • Hours of Footage - 12
  • Modules - 9
  • Paid - 5 Payments Monthly
2 Month Payment Plan
$5902 Monthly Payments of $295
  • Currency - AUD
  • Hours of Footage - 12
  • Modules - 9
  • Paid - 2 Payments Monthly
5 Month Payment Plan
$5955 Monthly Payments Of $119
  • Currency - AUD
  • Hours of Footage - 12
  • Modules - 9
  • Paid - 5 Payments Monthly
2 Month Payment Plan
£3282 Monthly Payments of £164
  • Currency - GBP
  • Hours of Footage - 12
  • Modules - 9
  • Paid - 2 Payments Monthly
5 Month Payment Plan
£3355 Monthly Payments Of £67
  • Currency - GBP
  • Hours of Footage - 12
  • Modules - 9
  • Paid - 5 Payments Monthly

Is this course right for you?

This course is a perfect fit for you if you want to learn:

You want to create unique and individual fibre sculptures using ancient basketry techniques

You have a desire to create environmentally friendly artwork and incorporate found and made objects

You simply want to learn how to make beautiful random woven and fish trap style baskets to share with family and friends

You want to move forward with confidence knowing if you see something that you love you can make the form and find freedom in your expression!

You want to see behind the scenes of an accomplished artist and network with a group of likeminded people

You understand that this is not a step by step guide into how to make just one thing, this is a comprehensive weaving resource designed as a springboard into the endless possibilities of fibre sculpture.

View Past Students Work Here

Click the image below to flip through an online exhibition by Form to Freedom 2021 alumni.

What Harriet's Students Are Saying

Frequently Asked Questions

About Harriet Goodall

Harriet Goodall has dedicated her entire adult life in service to the preservation of culture through her pursuit of weaving.

She has witnessed first hand indigenous weavers in Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, India, Australia and across southern Africa recognising the universality in coming together to dye and weave in villages and homes.

“I find the community that is created when weaving in a group is soul food and really beneficial to mental health – perhaps mimicking the ‘family model’ of making at home, so prevalent across many countries I have visited around the world.”

Harriet has run an independent art studio making sculpture, lighting and woven installations for private and commercial clients since 2007. She exhibits regularly and has passed on her passion for contemporary basket making techniques through popular workshops across Australia and around the world.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to share my passion and knowledge of weaving with a global audience, embracing the challenge of creating an online community of international weavers to connect with and also learn from.”

-Harriet

9 Modules, 12 Hours of
Footage and, 8 Weeks
of Tutor Support!

Enrolments are open for a limited time.

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