In this workshop students will learn the technique of coiled basketry, where materials are stitched together. Coiling is one of the most ancient basketry methods, and is in widespread use around the world. Plant materials were traditionally used for this technique, and various stitching methods can be applied.
Coiling can also incorporate a modern twist, making use of reclaimed materials such as plastic bags, scrap fabrics, onion bags, chip wrappers and scrap wool to create a colourful basketry bowl. This is a great way to upcycle some waste materials from around the house.
I can teach coiled basketry using a variety of materials and methods according to demand and availability. Included in each workshop will be discussion around the history and culture of basket making, explanation of choosing and preparing materials, and demonstrations followed by one-to-one instruction.
To book this workshop for your venue, contact Meri Peach.