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October 16 @ 3:21 pm

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The BA Autumn Courses at Westhope

September 6 - September 8

Rush Hats and Lidded Boxes

Jane Bradley is a very accomplished basketmaker based in Cumbria. Winner of the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers competition in 2014 for her beautiful rush handbag and one of eight contributors of the new BA book on Rush Basketry, Jane will be teaching how to make a rush hat or a lidded box. Both start in the same way and use the same basic techniques: check weave and pairing and there will be an emphasis on attention to detail and shaping. Students wishing to make a hat can choose to make different styles from a boater, trilby, or perhaps a cloche. Any spare time at the end of the course can be spent making mats or pebbles.

This course is suitable for all levels.

Plaited Paper Baskets

Jackie Abrams is a very experienced maker and teacher from Vermont and this is a rare opportunity to lose yourself in the world of bias plaiting. Using painted cotton watercolour 300g paper cut into uniform strips, the rules of bias plaiting will be explored and also how to break the rules to form graceful curves or angular shoulders. Symmetrical or asymmetrical baskets with corners, feet, double walls or lids or even sculptural forms are a possibility. Discussion on how to apply the techniques to other flat materials will also be held.

This course is suitable for all levels.

 

Details

Start:
September 6
End:
September 8
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Venue

Westhope Craft College
Craven Arms Shropshire SY79JL United Kingdom + Google Map

Details

Start:
September 6
End:
September 8
Event Category:

Venue

Westhope Craft College
Craven Arms Shropshire SY79JL United Kingdom + Google Map