Baskets, Paper, Color: Hexagonal Weave
October 4, 2020 – October 10, 2020
During this workshop students will create baskets inspired by the ancient Asian technique of openwork hexagonal weave. Using contemporary materials and painted cotton papers, you will weave the first layer using this technique which is similar to the Shaker cheese baskets. This will be a framework to interlace the second and third layers, or for layers of random weave and color. Students will be introduced to the possibilites of form, size and color while exploring the sculptural possibilities. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $600
Jackie Abrams lives in Brattleboro, Vermont and has been a basket maker since 1975 while apprenticing to an 81-year-old traditional basket maker. Since 1990, she has explored plaiting techniques, the use of heavy cotton paper as a material, and the possibilities of contemporary basketry. She exhibits at shows, galleries and museums, and has been highlighted in numerous fiber arts and fine craft books. She teaches throughout the U.S., Guatemala, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.