Basket Design Course Saturdays 14th August - 18th Sept 2021
A contemporary approach to the ancient craft of basket weaving. This course commences with learning the technique of ‘twining’; a traditional basket weaving method, which has the beauty of adaptability into a wide range of sturdy baskets to soft bags, wall hangings or sculptural forms. Creative expression will be encouraged as students develop this foundational skill into their own designs. Experiment with different plant fibres, recycled materials, raffia or hemp string, learning how to ‘twine’ a tight weave or a lace effect. We will start with two small projects before launching into individual designs.
Six Saturday sessions August 14th - 18th 10am - 1pm
at Be My Keeper Studio
39 Smithton Grove, Ocean Grove, Vic 3226
Weeks one to three:
Create a small basket and a fish whilst getting to grips with the ‘twining’ technique.
Gain an understanding of the variations possible with alternative choices of fibres, shapes and structure.
Learn about suitable plant fibres to gather locally and how to dry, store and prepare them.
Weeks four to six:
Design your own basket.
Select, prepare and calculate the amount of materials.
Choose method style; tight, spaced, textured, checked, coloured.
Decide on structure in relation to selected materials.
Throughout the course learning will include:
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