Date(s) - 02/06/2021
10:30 - 12:30

Sutton Ecology Centre


Basketweaving is an ancient craft that incorporates many materials and weaving styles. It is also just as much a creative process as it is calming, social and meditative.

This workshop will give you an introduction into the coiled technique. Coiling is typically a ‘foragers’ weaving style, an ancient and versatile technique that is used worldwide with the materials adapting to the native area.

In this class we will be using a range of natural and coloured raffia and twine and I will show you how to produce different textures and pattern into your weaving to create a small mat.

You will be provided with a starter kit containing enough material to continue weaving at home as the addictive rhythm of the weave draws you in! I will also talk through the types of plants you could gather from your local area to continue weaving at home. If you would like to bring any extra materials to weave with (such as wool/fabric offcuts/plastic bags/natural materials) please feel free.

We will meet on the lawn next to the Old Rectory building, The Old Rectory, Festival Walk, Carshalton, SM5 3NY

*Covid guidelines*

– The session will take place outdoors but will remain socially distanced and I will wear a mask if in close contact with you.

– Please bring your own pair of secateurs to minimise sharing of tools.

– There is a toilet on site but please bring your own sanitiser.

– There is no access to refreshments on site however we are near Honeywood Museum Cafe or you’re welcome to bring a flask.



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Basketweaving - Coiling with Raffia