Basket Making

March 31, 2014

I went to a brilliant basket weaving course last weekend taught by the lovely Claire Murphy at The Goodlife Centre in Southwark. They have an array of classes at the centre including upholstery, woodwork and lampshade making, all in a friendly and relaxed environment. Ours was a beginners class, using rush to create simple little baskets using 3 or 4 techniques learnt throughout the day. I've always wanted to learn to weave, there's something about the simplicity in the materials and the building of a form using only a few techniques and processes. Much like with my own work, we learnt to take one component and use them to create something else, with the work slowly but surely growing into a finished piece.  

The Goodlife Centre
122 Webber Street