Many textile and basketry techniques lend themselves to sculptural outcomes.
This hands-on workshop applies Spiral Braiding, Looping and Coiling to the making of small vessels from humble rags.
Starting with the plying of string from cloth we will shape vessels a different way each day, covering the technical aspects of shaping as we go along.Experiment and cross-pollination are central to the class and a host of applications and ideas for future projects suggest themselves the more broadly we think.
An experienced teacher, Ilka's popular classes also reflect her love of the handmade and her contemporary use of traditional making methods. She is a great believer in the ability of beauty and creativity to lift the spirit.
Bring your own materials to recycle and discover what riches can come from rags!
(Beginners and experienced participants equally welcome.)
Please bring along: A selection of clean, worn out cloth you would like to cut or tear into rags for your vessels. Fabric scissors and Sewing kit with variety of threads and needle sizes.
Crochet hook (Approx. size 4 or 5mm). Notebook and pencil.
Dates: 6/7/8 May 2017 (9.30 am – 4.30 pm)
Cost: $460 including a delicious morning tea and lunch
Venue: Timeless Textiles Gallery