We present regular workshops and talks at our Studio at Montebello Craft & Design Centre in Newlands, Cape Town and at our Craft Art Village in Limpopo. Learn to bead, embroider, stitch, basket weave, knit, crochet, book binding, create textile art.


Our workshops are suitable for children and groups.

For more information about our workshops, please CONTACT US.

Basket Weaving Workshop

By Rene Bahloo



Mogalakwena Craft Art,

Montebello Design Centre

The Stables 5 & 6

31 Newlands Avenue, Newlands


10:00 -15:00

(half an hour break for lunch)



Cost: R650.00 per person

All material are included in the workshop.

DIY kits will be available to purchase at the class.

(to be paid cash at studio)





Thanks to all the positive feedback and interest we received for our last basket weaving workshop/circle with intercultural weaving artist Rene Bahloo, we are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a second workshop in May.


During this unique and informative knowledge exchange experience, you will learn how to create a twist weave medicine basket using a technique originating from Far North Queensland, Australia. You will use natural fibres that can be found growing in local gardens, Cordyline Australis being the main one, as well as eco dyed raffia. Much more than a technical skills exchange, this workshop allows for the teachings of the weave to be seen and felt deeply. The voice of every participant is valued and held in sacred space, honouring the wisdom inherent to each member of the group, and the group as a whole. This is a space for healing and learning, teaching, giving and receiving. This is a space for the weaving of the fibres of life.


For more information or to secure a place, please contact Ingrid at 021 685 4844 or at



4 April - Rene Bahloo - Basket Weaving Workshop


9 February - Janine Venter - Needle Felting Workshop: Gifts for Valentine's Day


7 January - Mogalakwena craft art with Cornell University - Beading & Embroidery Workshop


13-15 & 19-22  December - Janine Venter - Festive Needle Felting Workshops


29  November - Janine Venter - Painting Owls Needle Felting Workshop


22 November - Stephen Long - Beading Workshop


14 November - Mogalakwena's Pop-Up Shop in Constantia


25 & 26 September - Gina's Pop-Up


13 September - Dr Janey Little - Talk: Cancer, what you were never told!


25 & 28 July - Janine Venter - Needle Felting Coasters Workshop


6-7 & 10-14 July - Janine Venter - Handmade Felt Butterflies Workshop


27 June - Janine Venter - Felt Pod For Adult Workshop


13 June - Janine Venter - Adult's Felting Workshop


9 June - Janine Venter - Children’s Felting Workshop


9 June - Necklaces, keyrings, embroidery & beadwork


7-8 June - Pop-Up Shop Karoo Moon - Handspun wool


15 May - Basic Crochet Workshop


28 April - Janine Venter - Felting Workshop


25 April - Janine Venter - Felting Workshop


14 March - Janine Venter - Felting Workshop


7 March - Janine Venter - Felting Workshop


28 February - Janine Venter - Felting Workshop


8 February - Collin Campbell - Talk on Physical and Emotional Healing


27 January  - Janine Venter - Children’s Felting Workshop


17 January - Embroidery & beading


20 December - Mathilda Sturgeon - Pop-Up Shop


19 December  - Janine Venter  - Children’s Felting Workshop


30 November - Hélene van Aswegen - Book Binding Workshop


11 November - Janine Venter - Children’s Felting Workshop


20 October - Gouthro Ceramic Group from Seattle - Walk about and

Dinner at Steenberg Golf Estate


26 July - Pat Fahrenfort - Jewel Beading Workshop: "Eye Bead"


5 May - Stephen Long - Beading Workshop: "Create a pin"


25 April - Stephen Long - Beading Workshop


30 March - Gina Niederhumer - Creative Stitching Workshop

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