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25.02.19

01.03.19

Surrey, UK

WOVEN FORMS – EXPERIMENTAL SURFACES

Learn the technique of twining to create a range of different woven forms, with an initial focus on the basics of the technique. Working with your hands, manipulate the warp and weft threads into forms that could be functional, decorative or both. Experiment with the weave to add colour, pattern and texture to the surface of the form.

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26.03.19

West Sussex, UK

DISCOVERING TWINING

Working with card, rope and threads, learn the technique of twining, to weave two small baskets. Twining is worked in the hands. It uses two threads woven in turn, to create a line with a series of twists. The two baskets will be different, one with a square plaited card base, the other with a rounded crossover rope base.

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27.03.19

West Sussex, UK

DISCOVERING COILING

Begin by looking at the structure of a coiled basket to identify the core and stitching material. Learn the techniques for hand stitching around the core to begin the basket, wrap and join threads. A basic stitching technique will be taught, with suggestions as how patterns could be added with colours and the placing of each stitch.

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28.03.19

West Sussex, UK

DISCOVERING PLAITING

Learn how to weave strips of flat paper into a three dimensional basket using the technique of plaiting. Starting with colour strips to learn the technique, use the skills learnt to weave a second plaited basket working with decorative paper. Learn how to weave a base, turn the corner, weave the sides and finish the ends.

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30.03.19

31.03.19

West Sussex, UK

EXPLORING STITCHES AND LOOPS

Explore the process of stitching to create a fabric. Work with a range of flexible textile materials, from the more common to the unusual. Experiment with working flat, working in 3D, in the round and from side to side. Compare stitch variations, materials and tension. Consider ways of joining and finishing.

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28.06.19 – 30.06.19

West Sussex, UK

TEXTILE BASKETRY – TWINING AND LOOPING USING MOULDS

Learn techniques of twining and simple looping, making a connection with basketry and textiles. Work around simple moulds to make samples using both techniques and achieve an understanding of how to create woven structures, using a range of fine flexible materials.

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18.10.19 – 20.10.19

Snowdonia, Wales, UK

THREE DIMENSIONAL WOVEN CONTAINERS

With no experience required, the main technique of plaiting will be taught as well as twining. In addition to the learning of both techniques, there will be opportunities to develop individual baskets.

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