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Natural Coiled Basketry Friday 3rd – Saturday 4th July 2020

Natural Coiled Basketry

Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th July 2020 10-4.30 

£140 including all tools and materials

Be inspired ! Capture the spirit of an English garden and take it home as a basket!

In this workshop we will work with common garden plant materials alongside other materials to make beautiful ‘exposed core’ coiled baskets where the lovely natural colours of the dried plant material are highlighted. For colour junkies, dyed raffia and coloured linen threads will be available to introduce a shot of ‘flower power’.

Coiling is an ancient and traditional basketry technique used widely around the world to create both functional and ceremonial baskets. A plant fibre core is coiled and stitched together, with the kind of stitching used adding rhythm and extra pattern to the basket. Exposed core basketry lends itself to contemporary basketry and can be used to create sculptural forms as well as functional baskets.

We will cover the basics of identifying suitable plant material, harvesting, drying and storing plant fibres, preparing for coiling, shaping and stitching coiled baskets using three coiling stitches. Coiling is a slow and meditative basketry technique so participants can expect to make one medium sized mat or a small basket over the weekend.

Suitable for beginners/improvers, the teaching will focus on contemporary applications of this ancient technique.

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Students work from July 2019 course


Thursday 5th March  and Saturday 7th March £140

Willow Catalan Platter and  Catalan Basket course – These single day courses can be booked together so you learn to make platter on the first day , then how to turn your base into a robust willow basket on the second day. For more info see the one day course page 

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