With so many aspects of life profoundly affected by the pandemic, many people have found solace and comfort in nature.
Complimenting the environmental theme of the exhibition, this workshop harnesses the healing power of natural materials and forms. Each participant will have the opportunity to bring a natural object or treasure which can be wrapped or contained to create a small sculptural basketry form.
Coiled basketry is a slow, meditative, stitch-based basketry technique. Low-tech, versatile and transferable to a wide range of plant materials and textiles, the technique is easy to master. By working small, participants can expect to complete one or two basketry keepsakes depending on size.
Participants are invited to bring a couple of 'hold-in-the-palm' sized natural objects or treasures to build their basket around. Suitable forms include pebbles, stones, fossils, small ceramic vessels and plant materials such as pinecones, nuts or seed pods. All basketry materials will be provided but if students have dried plant fibres they would like to use in their work, they are welcome to bring them along.
The workshop is suitable for beginners or those with some experience. Please bring a packed lunch or you can buy takeaway from The Green Welly café in the village.