Explorations in making: techniques, materials, reinvention with Mary Crabb

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About this course

An introductory course offering opportunities to sample a range of basic basketry and textile techniques with a focus on working with materials which could be repurposed.

Course Description

This is a four-day course exploring different techniques in basketry. Each day will be on a different technique.

The course will make use of a broad range of materials; from rope and string, to fabric, thread, card and paper. In addition, we explore materials for upcycling.

The tutor will demonstrate techniques, provide visual notes and offer individual support to students.

This course is suitable for all, including those with no experience of the techniques.

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Course outcomes:

Explore different materials for use in basketry

Develop skills in basic basketry techniques

Experiment with different materials

Use problem-solving to develop creative solutions

Consider the potential of materials for repurposing.


This course takes place in London.

9.30am arrival on the day.

Teaching hours 10.00am - 4.00pm

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Additional information

Breakfast refreshments and a light lunch will be provided on the first day. While a vegetarian option is made available, we are unable to cater to specific food intolerances or food allergies.


Mary Crabb

Mary Crabb is an award-winning contemporary basketmaker. Having originally worked in willow, Mary now works with fine flexible materials, both natural and man-made, to create small, detailed and decorative woven forms exploring the connection between basketry and textiles.

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