Fiona Hammond - Coil that String
This 1 day workshop explores using recycled fabric and yarns to create coiled 3D vessels.
First up, have some fun making string out of recycled fabrics and yarns. This simple stringmaking technique could lead to all sorts of projects! In this workshop, your hand-made string will become a coiled ‘fun thing’!
Basic coiling techniques will be used to create a small bowl, basket, pot, platter, or other quirky item. There will be the option to embellish the finished item with beads, feathers, tassels or charms, etc.
You should be able to complete one small item in the workshop time, or perhaps begin a larger one to complete at home.
Techniques covered in the workshop:
- How to make string out of recycled fabrics and yarns
- How to do the basic coiling technique How to start and finish the coil
- How to embellish the coiled item using beads, feathers, tassels or charms, etc.
Image credit: Fiona Hammond
Fiona is a textile artist who loves combining mediums and techniques to create her own textile, jewellery and sculptural pieces – usually with a contemporary feel. She has loved making jewellery since the early ‘80s when she made jewellery for a living. In more recent years she has found that quilting and other textile-related arts – particularly beading onto fabric – fulfil her lifelong love of fabric. Since 2013 coiled basketry techniques have featured more and more in her creative output, including jewellery, vessels, wall pieces and sculptural forms. She works mainly with colourful tapestry wool due to the wide range of colour options it affords, but she sometimes works with the more traditional basketry materials such as raffia.
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|Sat 17th Feb 2024 9:30 am
|Sat 17th Feb 2024 4:30 pm
|ATASDA Members $100 Non-members $125 Materials Fee $6/$28
|Epping Creative Centre - Mathews Room
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- The deposit of $31 for a one day workshop and $62 for a two day workshop is non-refundable
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Material fee to be paid directly to the tutor at the workshop.
- Bring your own lunch and mug, morning and afternoon tea is provided
- Please arrive early so you are unpacked and ready to start at 9.30am
- Tutors finish teaching at 4pm, so everyone can help with the cleanup. Participants leave at 4.30pm each day.
We may take photographs during the workshop for use in ATASDA promotional material. If you do not want to be photographed please advise the workshop helper at sign-in.
Before taking photographs for your own records, check with the workshop helper first, as some tutors do not allow photography.
It is your responsibility to provide any personal protective and/or safety equipment required for the workshop, e.g. safety glasses, facemask, gloves. See workshop requirements list for additional items.
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- If a workshop is cancelled by ATASDA your workshop fee will be refunded
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- If you cancel up to 4 weeks prior to the workshop your payments, minus the deposit, will be refunded
- If you have to cancel within four weeks of the workshop due to extenuating circumstances, a partial refund may be given, please contact NSW Workshops