Basketry: shopping basket from recycled cardboard

Course Dates: 16/07/18 - 20/07/18
Time: 18:30 - 21:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Polly Pollock

Transform your Ikea flat-pack cardboard packaging into a useful and surprisingly strong and long-lasting shopping or wastepaper basket.


What is the course about?

This course is about creatively reusing/recycling/repurposing a prolific modern material, cardboard packaging, which is usually just discarded, into a contemporary and unique piece of basketry. At the same time it will introduce the technique of bias plaited basketry which has been used in many places around the world for centuries to make many different forms of basketry.

What will we cover?

- Selection and preparation of materials
- Bias Plaited Basketry techniques
- Finishing
- Adding Handles
- Bias Plaited Basketry in Context.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Use bias plaited basketry techniques
Create a recycled bias plaited basket.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course will be suitable for beginners as well as students with some previous experience of plaited basketry who wanted to explore working with other (recycled) materials.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Through practical demonstrations both to the group and to individuals. Group discussions and feedback are encouraged.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Basic materials will be provided.
There may be a few additional low cost materials to purchase from the tutor.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


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Course Code: VC250

Mon-Fri, eve, 16 Jul - 20 Jul '18

Duration: 5 sessions

Full fee: £159.00
Senior fee: £159.00
Concession: £97.00
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