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’

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

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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2020 course dates:

February 8th to 12th  Field to Fabric Winter Residential 5 day Creative Textile Course – full

February 15th and 16th – 2 day weaving course – full

March 21st and 22nd  – 2 day weaving course – Full

April 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th – Flax processing, linen spinning and creative weaving course – 1place 

April 25th and 26th – 2 day weaving course – 1 place NEW DATE

May 2nd and 3rd  – 2 day weaving course- full

May 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th – Tim Johnson – full

May 29th, 30th, 31st – Alice Fox Land Marks – Recording ‘Place’ – full

October 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th – Flax processing, linen spinning and creative weaving course – 3 places

November 14th and 15th – 2 day weaving course – 4 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.