Fibre Art & Contemporary Basketmaking
with Tim Johnson
‘Finding Fibres – Containing Space’
Course date – April 6th to 9th 2019 – full
Join artist and basketmaker Tim Johnson for this four day workshop exploring the combination of traditional and contemporary basketmaking techniques and the potential of diverse plant fibres to create contemporary baskets and sculptural forms.
During the workshop you will learn to identify, harvest and process a variety of local plant materials and learn general principles that will help you work with whatever plants you find in your garden or nearer to home.
Traditional soft material basketry techniques including looping, knotting, twining and braiding will be introduced and give you a good grounding for experimentation and improvisation. The specific combinations of plant fibre properties, making techniques and your own ideas will lead your making process during the workshop and lead your creative work in new directions.
Day 1. Identification, harvesting and processing of locally available plant materials such as rushes, grasses, New Zealand Flax, bark and bast fibres, nettle etc depending on local availability.
We will also have available a variety of other purchased plant materials including various rush species and esparto grass from Spain.
Day 2 & 3. Guided introduction to soft material basketry techniques and experimental practice.
Braiding, twining, cordage making, looping, ply-split darning, knotting, netting. Combining rigid and flexible materials.
Day 4. Individual projects developing your own ideas and material / technique combinations.
The course is £340 for Four days and includes lunch, refreshments and basic materials.
If you would like to stay with us during the course we have Barn-House and Farm-House Bed and Breakfast accommodation. To find out more please visit the Accommodation tab above.
Course date – April 6th to 9th 2019 – 9 places
Please use the contact tab above to enquire about course and accommodation availability.
2019 course dates calendar
April 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th – Tim Johnson ‘Finding Fibres – Containing Space’ – Full
April 27th, 28th – 2 day weaving course – Full
May 4th-5th – 2 day weaving course – Full
May 18th to 22nd – Field to Fabric Residential 5 day Creative Textile Course – Full
June 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th – Flax processing, linen spinning and creative weaving course – Full
July 2nd to 4th – Alice Fox Land Marks Course – Full
September 2nd to 6th – Field to Fabric Residential 5 day Creative Textile Course – full
October 5th to 8th – Flax processing, linen spinning and creative weaving course – 6 places – new date
October 19th and 20th – 2 day weaving course – full
November 2nd, 3rd – 2 day weaving course – 6 places new date
2020 course dates:
February 8th to 12th – Field to Fabric Winter Residential 5 day Creative Textile Course – 6 places
March 21st and 22nd 2020 – 2 day weaving course – 6 places
May 2nd and 3rd 2020 2 day weaving course- 6 places
Please use the contact tab above to enquire about course and accommodation availability if I don’t get back to you within a day or two please try again as sometimes the enquiries do not reach me. Thanks Susie.
I also have gift vouchers available if you would like to give a course as a present.