The subtitle for this workshop was Korean hanji paper coiled baskets and it was at a lovely venue in the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Step one was making our cord from strips of hanji paper. Pinch at the right points, a deft twist of the wrist – and you have two ply cord! A tiny amount of cord, but repeat many times and you’ll eventually have a metre or two.
We used waxed linen thread and tried a couple of different stitches to make our baskets.
A very pleasant day, learning with companionable people in lovely surrounds (my vessel collection could look great photographed in the succulent garden).For me the big takeaway is the paper cord making. Recently I’ve been paper spinning using drop spindles.
Carrier bags were do-able, if rather large and uneven.
Results using the deft wrist method (I don’t know a formal name for the technique):
Easy. Strong and even (maybe even too even for some applications). I think you can still tell the yarn’s origins.
I have no immediate purpose for this. The original drop spindle work was more avoidance / brain recovery in the final push for the OCA course. Still, I am convinced this is going to Come In Handy.
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Lissa de Sailles basketry workshop
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