All over the world since ancient times people have been making useful and beautiful coiled baskets, mats, bags and other items. The craft of coiled basketry utilises a variety of materials including straw, grasses, yarn, rushes, fabric and pine needles.
Who Is This Workshop For?
This workshop is for anybody – you don’t need any knowledge of coiled basketry, but you should be aged 8 or older.
In this workshop you will learn the basics of coiled basketry. We will make a small basket or mat using your own choice of materials.
The coiled baskets usually start with a spiral type shape and then worked into the required shape as it develops. Using this technique we will sew a thread, material or raffia around a core material.
What Should I Bring With Me?
Just bring yourself, all equipment and materials are supplied.
This workshop also includes a buffet lunch so please make sure you let us know about any special dietary requirements when you book!
What Do I Take Home?
You will go home with a small coiled basket or mat made with a variety of materials and techniques.