Mary Crabb



A Taste of Twining – one day – pre-book group

 This one-day workshop, will offer an opportunity to learn the basketry/textile technique of twining. Twining involves the weaving of two threads using the fingertips, whilst the form is held in the hands.Starting with a small sample to introduce the basics and practice skills, participants will move on to weave at least one small vessel.  Materials for […]

Online course – Textile basketry – exploring twining

Explore the basketry technique of twining through a series of workshops focusing on using softer, textile materials such as paper twine and tapestry wool. Starting with an introduction of the technique and materials, you will learn how the technique can be applied to create three-dimensional forms and used to draw lines, as well as, how […]

Textile basketry – twining and looping

Friday 17 – Sunday 19 November 2023 Learn techniques of twining and looping, making a connection with basketry and textiles. Work around simple moulds to make samples and understand how to create woven structures, using fine flexible materials. Learn techniques of twining and simple looping, making a connection with basketry and textiles.The focus of the […]

1:1 Online Mentoring

Pre book a one hour 1:1 online mentoring session with Mary 1:1 mentoring sessions are available for pre-booking for past and present students only. They are not intended for the teaching of new techniques, Do you need a refresher of some techniques? Do you have some questions? Have you got stuck? Would you like to talk […]

Coiled basketry, using rope and string

Wednesday 7 June 2023 Learn the basics of coiled basketry, working with rope or string. Stitch and wrap with a range of colourful threads and yarns to create a coiled form. Learn the basic techniques of coiled basketry on this one day course. Coiled baskets are formed with the use of a core and a […]