Coiling is one of the oldest basketry techniques, where material is wrapped and stitched around a core. You will learn the difference between a covered core and exposed core, as well as different stitching techniques.
Twined basketry uses soft materials – two active weavers are woven around vertical warps, or stakes. Weaving can be close, which produces a strong, durable basket, or more open, which results in a more flexible construction.
This five-week daytime course at Morley College will introduce you to some of the main techniques of contemporary basketry, including coiling, twining, looping, and plaiting, using a range of different materials.
I will be teaching coiling at this celebration of basketmaking in Lewes. There will be other workshops, stalls, and demonstrations, as well as dancing with ceilidh to finish the day!