Basket Weaving Workshop

We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving


We are delighted to be joined in the studio this summer by local ceramicist and basket weaver Emily Hall for a mindful and soulful Sunday weaving workshop, using a mixture of bought, found and foraged seasonal materials to create a stunning hand-woven basket or coiled mat.

Workshop date: Sunday 9th June 2019

Workshop Time: 10:30 to 13:00

Workshop Location: Surrey Art School, Dean House Farm, RH5 5DL

Workshop Tutor: NEW! Tutor Emily Hall

Basket-weaving 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 to create our foragers basked. Emily will show you how to incorporate different textures and patterns into your weaving to create either a small basket or woven mat.

You will be provided with a starter kit of materials for the workshop and Emily will talk through the types of plants you could gather from your local area to continue weaving at home.

Join us for a super calming and mindful Sunday workshop at the studio and learn to weave in a new and fascinating way!

You’ll be given a basic starter kit of materials for the workshop

You’ll be given a basic starter kit of materials for the workshop

We’ll work with a mixture of foraged and out of season materials to create your weave

We’ll work with a mixture of foraged and out of season materials to create your weave

A lovely ‘hand on’ activity that absolutely anyone can master given the right guidance!

A lovely ‘hand on’ activity that absolutely anyone can master given the right guidance!