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basketry

twining

Thought I would share another project from last term. These are two little baskets that I made using twining and coiling techniques. At this point I am still using a fairly neutral palette so I can focus on the technique as opposed to colour.

coiling

The first one is made with sisal twine and wired paper rope and the second is made with fabric cording and wool. While they are not necessarily useful baskets, I like their texture and I can see how to improve on them.

Each time I gain access to a new technique or idea I feel like I’ve found my life’s work and I am keen to go out and buy all the equipment and get going. But now that I have learned this about myself I am committed to waiting until I have gone a little further along in the program before committing to something. I’m still not sure where it will all lead but I am enjoying the journey and feel ever so lucky to be here.