Basketry Techniques in the Fibers Studio


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Fibers Students Creating Knotless Netting with Plastic Bags


Students in Fibers 1 have been exploring recycling materials
into basketry forms.  Last week they
learned how to do plaiting with newspaper, and this week are doing a knotless
netting technique with plastic bags that have been turned into “plarn”. 



Knotless Netting

Knotless Netting Samples with Plastic Bags




Plaiting with Newspaper

After learning four traditional basketry techniques of
plaiting, netting, coiling, and twining, each student will create a sculptural
project that utilizes one of these techniques. 
Stay tuned for images of finished projects in a few weeks!





Knotless Netting in Progress


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