May 26th 2024

Cromarty, Easter Ross

This one-day workshop is a brief introduction to the world of coiled basketry

The coiling technique for basketry has been used across the globe for millennia. Tutor Aurore Whitworth will introduce you to some of the many materials and techniques that can be used by beginners. At the end of the day you will go home with a least one coiled basket crafted with your very own hands and the confidence and experience to do more! Materials and tools will be provided.

Aurore started her basketry journey with coiled baskets, a craft she learnt with the late Jeanette Nowak in Shetland. Coiling is a technique used in basketry the world over for millenia. Its used to make practical items but also items for purely aesthetic value, they are items of beauty and ceremony. Traditionally coiling has used materials growing and available in local environments, but modern society offers makers the chance to use almost any material available easily and this offers us a chance to be infinitely creative in how we approach our individual making projects.

A selection of materials will be available for experimentation. If you have materials you would like to try and incorporate into your project please feel free to bring them along. The workshop will involve extensive stitching and threading so be prepared for that! Needles and some basic tools will be provided but if you have favourite scissors bring them along.

£75, includes tea, coffee and all materials. Please bring a packed lunch. Further information and to book visit Cromarty Arts Trust

Cromarty Arts Trust, 19 Bank Street, Cromarty IV11 8YE

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