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Textile Basketry April 28 | 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Join Textile Artist Mary Crabb for a one-day course exploring seed and pods forms, inspired by a visit to the Garden, with a focus on the Banskia seed and Cocoa pod. Mary will teach the technique of twining to enable the making of a small textured woven pod. Twining involves the weaving of two threads using the fingertips, whilst the form is held in the hands.

Processes covered will include joining of threads, patterning and developing a form. Each pod will incorporate some natural fibres such as hemp, nettle or linen and makers will be encouraged to think about their use of colour and texture. This will result in each pod having its own unique qualities. At the end of the day it is anticipated that each maker will have at least one completed pod and will have learnt some basic textile basketry skills.

£105 ticket price includes a light lunch

  • 9.30-10am coffee, in the garden
  • 10-12/12.15 session 1
  • 12.15-1pm lunch, to be ordered in the morning, eaten in the garden if weather is good
  • 1-3pm session 2
  • 3-3.15pm tea and cake
  • 3.15-4pm session 3

MARY CRABB is an award winning contemporary basket-maker. She weaves small non-functional decorative objects often inspired by seeds, pods and natural forms. An interest in heritage, engineering and mathematical concepts influence her making. Line, structure and form are all important to Mary, as is the quality of her finished work.

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April 28
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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