Coiled Basket work bilingual
Coiled basket work is known from many parts of the world. In Britain its history is mainly in bee skeps made of straw and skeined split willow, as seen ast St Fagans,
Around the world many other materials have been used, leaves roots, bark etc to make functional and artistic baskets.
Today there is no limit to what can be used to produce colourful baskets, artwork or jewellery, using plant materials, string rope yarn fabric old clothers or other waste materials etc.
During the course we will concentrate on techniques to get you started, choice and prepaaration of materials and looking at some work from makers around the world to give us insipitation.
The tools needed are sharp scissors to cut with and a fairly large needle. The best kind are known as chenille needles as they have a large eye and sharp point.
Easch piece of work needs two materials- for the core and for the stitching.
Core- strings, yarns, rope plant materials , fabric raffia, fleece etc
Stitching- linen , cotton , yarn , raffia, plant materials, waxed threads.
A small pack will be supplied in advance of the class. Collection will be arranged after enrolment.
This online course will be carried out through Google Classrooms. You will need a Google Account to access this. Support can be offered with this if required. A classroom code will then be emailed to your Gmail address to access the course. You will need to enrol online www.adultlearningcardiff.co.uk
- Date: 23 September 2020
- Time: 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm