Coil Basket Weaving Workshop taught by Graduate Student Meg Crowley

Friday April 6th and Friday April 13th  1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Rutledge room 227

Meg Crowley’s email:

I will be teaching a free workshop on coil basket weaving techniques. Coil weaving is a technique that is most commonly seen in basket weaving but can also be used to make fiber art in various shapes, sizes, and materials. The workshop is open to any students, faculty and family (teen and up) of Winthrop University.  Please e-mail me back if you are interested in attending, the ideal class size is around 20 people.

The first week we will choose our materials and will start by making  a simple basket shape.  I will go over ways you can change the shape, size, and how to attach pieces together.

The second week I will give a short review on how to start a simple coil basket and answer any questions.  We will also have an in-progress critique where we can share our progress and our overall weaving experience.

List of materials

¼ – ¾ sisal rope (I will provide enough for everyone to make a small sample basket, but if you already know you want to go larger than that a role of it is just a couple bucks at the hardware store)

Scissors  (please bring your own scissors if you can but I will have a few pairs for everyone to share)

Yarn (I do have a good bit of yarn that I will bring but if you would like to use specific colors or a natural material such a wool you can get yarn from Walmart or Michaels.  Go to the Michaels web site and print out the 40% off one item coupon to save money.

Tapestry needle (I will provide one for everyone)

I have attached some examples of coil weaving in art. Look online for images of coiled baskets so that you can get an idea of what you would like to make and if you want to try different materials. Please e-mail me if you would like to attend or if you have any questions.


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