Coiling, a unique basketry technique that’s stitched not woven, can be used for making anything from beautifully simple basketry forms through to free-form experimental structures - there are very few rules, just some basic techniques.
Many materials can be used and very little equipment is needed for exploring materials, textures, colour, pattern, form, surface; coiling can be worked on a scale of tiny to huge.
You’ll be introduced to the basics : ways of starting, stitches which produce different textures, creating form, and approaches to finishing. You’ll make a few samples to get a feel for material(s) you like working with, moving on to making a collection of exploratory samples or small baskets which relate to each other to form a group, or cluster, of objects.
Coiling is a slow technique, so possibly you might not complete your work, but you will go away with enough materials and knowledge and ideas of how to finish it.
|Course length:||3 sessions|
|Cost:||£220 to include materials for the course|