Basketry Workshop

BasketryBasket weaving facilitates the development of skills in manual strength and precision, numeracy, concentration, and patience, all of which develop confidence to implement ideas. More importantly, it encourages students to be creative. The Basketry Workshop aims to provide an experience encompassing as many aspects of this age-old craft as the individual wishes to explore. To this end the workshop provides a secure and peaceful setting, maintaining a high level of support for students, and offering the necessary training and appropriate materials. Participants work with willow, cane, rush, raffia, sea grass and fabric, gathering materials locally whenever possible. Recently we have begun work with recyclables such as plastic and paper. Students work individually as well as in groups and are encouraged to experiment with colour, texture, shape, and size. Led by Kate Kramer, the Basketry Workshop offers an accessible working environment and makes available the opportunity to explore personal creativity through the hands, the eyes, and the heart of a basket maker.

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