About the Course
Explore the ancient crafts of bias plaited and coiled basketry techniques to create unique and practical contemporary containers for the home, or as special gifts. Work with dyed, painted and patterned cardboard, plastics, natural and found materials. Use large scale stitch and strong feature yarns to create interesting textural surfaces. Learn to develop shapes and forms from flat material with ingenious handles and lids.
By the end of the course you will be able to
Make beautiful or quirky containers for the home or as gifts using cardboard, plastic strip and yarns
Learn the basic weaves with a choice of variations to make a bowl, box or bag
Explore colour and patterned surfaces with paint and yarns
Class format and activities
Work in a friendly and supportive studio, with individual and group learning. Handling samples, handouts and artist/craft images will inspire your work.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
Suitable for all levels
What you need to know before you enrol
The studio is on the second floor of the Nancy Seear building.
Disabled access via lift to first floor and stair lift to second floor.
What you will need for your class
An apron or overall will be useful to protect clothes.
What you can do next
Several dedicated basketry courses are available and other Wednesday evening classes to further your discovery of textile processes.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.