Day 1 of 2
Artist Simone Simons will teach two plaiting techniques in esparto grass. Participants will plait long bands with each technique and learn how to stitch these long bands together with a needle and a thread into a bag or basket. Simons will teach two techniques of stitching. There will be special attention given to designing the shape and volume of the bag or basket with room for experimentation. Making handles is an additional option for which Simons can show a third plaiting technique if time allows.To a certain degree, students will be able to design their own piece.
- Accessible for more experienced public in textile techniques.
- We will use Spanish esparto grass provided by the teacher and we can experiment with local plant fibres and combinations of both materials.
- The aim is that participants are able to use these techniques in proper designs with local plant fibres and/or other materials.