Mary Crabb


Textile Basketry – soft sculpture with wrapping

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, colour and possibly texture. The course will offer a gentle nod to Tadek Beutlich. Mary will bring a few examples of samples of his work for handling and inspiration.

You will be introduced to the technique, and encouraged to explore soft sculpture and line. Techniques will be taught to start, join in new threads, connect cores whilst wrapping and finishing off. A range of materials will be available to trial as a core, including rope, string, raffia, fabric and paper. Wrapping threads on offer will be colourful, natural or textured, wools, fabric, strings and twine.

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.