Mary Crabb

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Coiled basketry, using rope and string

Coiled basketry, using rope and string

Thursday 7 July 2022

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 sewing material. The stitches can be varied and incorporate wraps. Variations in stitch and material can add texture and pattern to the surface, 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.

West Dean College, West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex. PO18 0QZ.

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