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Craft in Focus New York
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masterclasses | Basketry – coiling

Esmé Hofman - Sunday May 19 & Monday May 20
Building 1, Industry City
3 hours
$ 45
Sunday May 19
Monday May 20

Coiling is an old basketry technique that leaves room for experiments with materials, shapes and colors.


Participants will learn the basics of this technique. Based on examples from Esmé’s collection, participants are set to work with a small basket or a freer form. You are invited to bring your own materials to work or experiment with, like plant materials such as straw, grasses and bark, but also textile threads or unprocessed wool, plastic or metal threads.


Esmé Hofman (The Netherlands) is a traditionally trained basketmaker and learned the foundations of the craft at the German basketry school.  As a modern craftswoman she looks beyond the borders of this traditional handcraft. This gives her the freedom to explore creative possibilities, and generates other ways of making. Her techniques and materials now vary from the traditional to the contemporary using natural stems, leaves, bark, wire, plastics, vellum, paper and lots of colour. She is an internationally renowned and award winning crafts master, working for designers, artists, museums and private costumers.




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