Using a limited range of materials, the focus will be on understanding the techniques of twined basketry. Starting with a selection of sample bases, you will consider the limitations of the base designs in terms of the materials; conversations and discussions will be encouraged.
The tutor will demonstrate and share techniques for inserting warp threads and how the insertion, increase and decrease of warps will influence the form. To follow, there will be opportunities to sample borders. She will also provide visual notes and offer individual support to enable you to make a range of samples. These may include bases, borders and techniques for inserting warps.
The course is intended for those who have some experience of willow basketry or twining and would like to work with fine flexible, soft materials. If appropriate, you might like to bring a piece of unresolved twining to discuss the possibilities for finishing.
Please note, the work is small and twining can be tiring on the hands; please consider this before booking.
Timetable for one day courses
Students should arrive by 9am for registration.
Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm
Lunch is included.
Mary Crabb is an award-winning contemporary basketmaker. Having originally worked in willow, Mary now works with fine flexible materials, both natural and man-made, to create small, detailed and decorative woven forms exploring the connection between basketry and textiles.