Monday, 2 September 2013

CONTEMPORARY BASKETRY at MORLEY COLLEGE


I'm thrilled to have been appointed as basketry tutor at Morley College, London where I'll be teaching an evening class CONTEMPORARY BASKETRY for BEGINNERS and IMPROVERS

The class will run for three 10 week terms per year on Tuesdays from 6-9pm and the start date for the first term is Tuesday 10th September.  There are still places available if you'd like to join us.  No previous experience necessary and tools and materials are provided.

Week by week you'll be introduced to all the major basketry techniques including coiling, looping, twining, stake and strand, plaiting, interlacing and assembly as well as a wide range of exciting materials.  We'll explore form, texture and surface decoration and there'll be plenty of opportunity to work on your own projects including making functional containers, sculptural forms, jewellery or fashion accessories.

See http://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/art_design/938-contemporary_basketry_for_beginners
for more course details or contact enquiries@morleycollege.ac.uk quoting the course code VTX027A

Here's a small taster of some of the techniques we'll be exploring.

 
Open hexagonal plaiting with bias plait sides and windmill plait border
 
 
Cobbling (random coiling)
 
 
Looping
 
 
Check weave plaiting
 
 
3D Looping
 
 
Covered core coiling
 
 
Spiral plaiting
 
 
Interlacing (random weaving)
 
 
Pinwheel plaited base
 
 
Stake and strand - waling and twining
 
We'll be working in the newly refurbished textile studio at Morley and there'll be opportunities to exhibit work in Morley's own Gallery as well as the textile department's showcases.
 
If you want to learn exciting new skills, enhance your creative practice or relax into the weave in a friendly and supportive environment come and join us.
 
 

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