Mary Crabb


Basketmaking – colourful coiled baskets

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 texture and pattern to the surface, and, with the addition of a colour, the two can combine with great effect.

Skills taught will include beginning, wrapping, simple stitching, joining of threads and finishing. You will be working with a range of colourful threads and yarns around a rope or string core to create a patterned coiled piece. By experimenting with the laying of the core, you will be able to dictate the form your work takes.

This course is one of five individual courses with Mary Crabb during May and June, each exploring different textile and sculptural basketry techniques which may also be of interest.

For more information and booking please visit the West Dean College website.

NB. Go to West Dean College website, select Short Courses from the banner, then London Bloomsbury short courses option. My courses are listed under Craft Courses.