ONSITE Colourful Coiled Raffia Basketry

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28/12/2020 10:00 - 17/03/2021 16:00
Ardington School of Crafts Ltd
Address: The Old School School Road Ardington Oxfordshire OX12 8PN ​UK

ONSITE Colourful Coiled Raffia Basketry


10am - 4pm

This one-day, onsite workshop is suitable for complete beginners to intermediate

Workshop Details
Work with raffia dyed in a fabulous range of colours and learn how to make a colourful (or if you prefer, more muted!) coiled basket using the bundle core method. Coiling is a unique basketry technique in that it is stitched rather than woven. It is a technique traditionally used in many places around the world, as well as being the technique of choice for many contemporary basketmakers.

It is a slow technique, so depending on what you choose to make, how fast you work and what scale you make your basket, you may need to complete your basket at home, but if this is the case you will receive plenty of demonstration and instructions on how to complete your work.  Enough materials and equipment will be provided to make a small coiled basket.

Skills/Techniques Covered

  • How to get started,
  • Basic stitches,
  • Using colour to create pattern,
  • Shaping,
  • Approaches to finishing.