Susie Gillespie

Tim Johnson ‘Finding Fibres – Containing Space’

 

2020 Tim Johnson Workshop - Looping And Braiding (2)Fibre Art & Contemporary Basketmaking

with Tim Johnson

‘Finding Fibres – Containing Space’

Revised Course date – November 5th to 8th 2020

Course price £340 includes lunch and four days tuition with Tim.

Join artist and basketmaker Tim Johnson for this four day workshop exploring the use of soft plant materials for basketmaking. You will learn a variety of traditional techniques to create baskets, bags and wall pieces of your own design.

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.During the workshop you will work with a variety of local rush species alongside beaten esparto grass and cyperus that Tim has sourced in Spain.

Traditional soft material basketry techniques including a variety of looping structures, string making techniques and braid patterns 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.

2020 Tim Johnson Workshop - Looping And Braiding (1)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

Day 2 & 3. Guided introduction to soft material basketry techniques and experimental practice creating a variety of mats, bags or baskets.

2020 Tim Johnson Workshop - Looping And Braiding (3)

Day 4. Individual projects developing your own ideas and material / technique combinations for baskets, wall pieces and sculptural forms.

If you would like to stay with us during the course we have Barn-House and Farm-House Bed and Breakfast accommodation. Please visit the Accommodation tab above.

Course date – May 9th, 10th, 11th 12th 2020 – Full

Course price £340 includes lunch and four days tuition with Tim.

Please use the contact tab above to enquire about course and accommodation availability.

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Revised 2020 course dates:

August 29th to September 1st – Flax processing, linen spinning and creative weaving course – 2 places 

September 5th and 6th – 2 day weaving course- 2 places

September 19th and 20th – 2 day weaving course- 5 places

October 3rd and 4th – 2 day weaving course- 3 places

October 17th to 20th – Flax processing, linen spinning and creative weaving course – 1 place

November 5th to 8th – Tim Johnson ‘Finding Fibres – Containing Space’ – 2 places

November 14th and 15th – 2 day weaving course- 2 places

November 21st 22nd 23rd – Alice Fox Land Marks – Recording Place – 2 places

2021 course dates:

January 30th and 31st – 2 day weaving course – 6 places

February 13th and 14th – 2 day weaving course – 6 places

February 27 to March 2nd – Flax processing, linen spinning and creative weaving course – 6 places

March 27th and 28th – 2 day weaving course – 6 places

April 17th and 18th – 2 day weaving course – 6 places

April 24th to April 27th March – Flax processing, linen spinning and creative 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.