The course will focus on the technique of twining, making a connection with both basketry and textiles. Twining requires the weaving of an active element around a passive warp. The weaving is worked in the hands with the use of a few simple tools. Basics of joining in new threads, changing colours and weaving a simple pattern will be covered. You will work on one simple form.
Woven in paper yarn, in a range of colours, the baskets offer some simple skills of weaving a bundled base, either concave to stand or convex to hang, and straight sides. The basket will be finished with a simple border. To make your basket individual, the colours can be varied and a simple pattern woven in.
The tutor will demonstrate techniques, provide visual notes and offer individual support to enable you to create your own small-scale basket. A suitable day for beginners with no experience of twined basketry. Please note, the work is small and twining can be tiring on the hands, so 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.