wire and colorful string woven and entangled with itself "Nothing is Lost", Hadis Tourikarami

Sculptural Basketry

NC1050-01

Start Date

05/23

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

Format

Remote

End Date

07/11

Meeting Day

Thursdays

Credits

0

In this workshop, you will learn various basketry construction techniques including coiling, twining, plaiting, netting, and interlacing. You’ll also learn how to create your own cordage from recycled materials. We’ll study historic basketry traditions, and also look at the way contemporary artists are using fiber construction techniques today. Using materials found and foraged, we’ll explore potential for complex and evocative sculptural forms that you can create from anywhere!

 Basketry Materials: 

  • Fiber rush: Any color, just make sure to get 2 sizes- 4/32” AND 3/32” 

https://hhperkins.com/shop/fibre-rush-332-brown/ 

https://hhperkins.com/shop/fibre-rush-3-32-white/ 

https://hhperkins.com/shop/fibre-rush-432-brown/ 

https://hhperkins.com/shop/fibre-rush-432-white/ 

  • Flat and round basketry reed 

https://hhperkins.com/collections/reeds-splints 

  • Waxed Linen 

(also available at hhperkins.com, JoAnn’s, craft stores) 

https://www.amazon.com/Books-Hand-BBHM206-Waxed-Thread/dp/B002MKREO6/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=waxed+linen&qid=1613962255&sr=8-9 

  • Scissors 
  • Tapestry needle 
  • Yarn (assorted colors/ sizes) 
  • Long Pine Needles: 

https://www.basketmakerscatalog.com/ps/pine-needles/613-long-leaf-pine-needles-8-oz-bundle.html?search_query=pine+needles&results=78 

• Craft clips: 

https://www.amazon.com/Multipurpose-Quilting-Assorted-Supplies-Accessories 

Optional: 

  • Wire/ wire cutters 
  • Raffia 
  • Found objects/ materials, embroidery thread, rope, yarn, fabric, recycled plastic bags, netted vegetable bags, buttons, notions… 

This remote class uses the ZOOM platform.

Interested in Studio Arts? This class is part of the Studio Arts Certificate!

$575 Workshop

$575 Workshop and Enroll in Certificate Program

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Hadis Tourikarami holds an MFA from MassArt and MS in Chemical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran. Hadis Karami is a textile artist currently based in New Bedford, MA. Hadis followed her passion for the arts after earning an M.Sc. in chemical engineering. Incorporating traditional embroidery and weaving techniques, her work often … Read more