Mary Crabb

@crabbbaskets

Workshops

Textile Basketry – soft sculpture with wrapping

Friday 28 June 2024. West Dean London, Dilke House, 1 Malet Street, London, WC1E 7JN. A one-day workshop with a focus on wrapping with connections to coiling. Wrapping and coiling of a core material is worked in the hands with the use of a few simple tools. Working around a core, the wrapping adds structure, […]

Textile Basketry – with stitching and loops

Friday 21 June 2024. West Dean London, Dilke House, 1 Malet Street, London, WC1E 7JN. Making a cross-over between basketry and textiles, this course offers an opportunity to sample looped stitches under tension on a frame and on fabric. Loops can be found in simple looping (or knotless netting) of basketry, in blanket stitch, needlelace […]

Basketmaking – colourful coiled baskets

Friday 24 May 2024. West Dean London, Dilke House, 1 Malet Street, London, WC1E 7JN. On this one-day course, learn the basic techniques of coiled basketry. Coiled baskets are formed with the use of a core and a stitching material. The stitches can be varied and incorporate wraps. Variations in stitch and material can add […]

Plaits and Braids for Basketry – sculptural or functional

Friday 2 – Thursday 8 August 2024. West Dean College, West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex. PO18 0QZ. This course is in week one of the 2024 West Dean Summer School. There will be additional activites and events happening as part of the week, so it’s not just a long course! Explore the techniques of plaiting […]

Twined Bean Pod – one day – pre-book group

This one-day workshop, will offer an opportunity to learn the how to weave a twined bean. Working with fine materials, Mary will teach her technique for weaving bean pods. Starting at one end, she will demonstrate how to insert warp threads to create the form.There will be an emphasis on weaving pockets and openings. This […]