Mary Crabb


Forces In Translation

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 […]

Skew Cube Research

Skew cube research came out of some initial investigations at the first Forces in Translations studio trial held face to face, in March 2020.

Tedi, the Windmill Loop Dog

As part of the November 2020 Studio Trials, with the theme of Looping and…the group was introduced to windmill knots by Hilary. I was so looking forward to learning this knot, but also having some time to physically ‘make’ it. The knot has a quality to it which I find particularly pleasing. The elements move […]

1.1 Cone Weaving Investigations

cone family

Our fifth, and final studio trails, were held at Ruthin Craft Centre and quickly followed four days of trials at Kew Gardens. The focus for Ruthin was Pattern & Colour. In preparation for the trials we had all been thinking about our own contributions. Stephanie had spent some time working with colourful plaited patterns templates […]

1.2 Cone Weaving Drawings

Following on from the initial Cone Weaving Investigations (see post) on day one of the the Ruthin Studio Trials, Ricardo and I were still engrossed by the various activities from the two days, and on a mission to make meaningful progress on drawing the geometric woven cone. It’s great how a problem starts to make […]