Sculptural Coiling with Delightful Distortions
with Fiona Hammond

Suitable for all skill levels

 

2-days, 9.30am - 4pm

Saturday 18 April - Sunday 19 April, 2020

 

$260 + $5 Notes + materials fee $18-$35

 

Explore coiling techniques—using plain core cord and colourful yarns—to create coiled

forms containing voids, distortions and pleasingly organic shapes.

Foam-covered wire will also be used as a core material to introduce more malleable

shapes. Incorporate items such as natural materials, beads, art yarns, fabric, buttons or other

treasures into your work if desired. Use of colour is made possible by working with various

colourful yarns—tapestry wool and/or acrylic yarn. Participants can use as much or as little

colour as they desire.

This workshop will allow participants to experiment with coiling to create their own

distinctive coiled form. It may or may not result in a functional item (such as a bowl), but it

will certainly be eye-catching!

 

Techniques covered in the workshop:

 How to start and finish the coil

 How to join in new wrapping materials

 How to vary the diameter of the core materials if desired

 Incorporating beads or other adornments into the coiling: at the start, end or during the coiling

process

 Using buttonhole stitch when coiling

 Using foam-covered wire as a core material

 Creating voids within the coiled forms

 Creating distortions in the coiled forms

Comprehensive printed and bound notes (with colour pictures and diagrams where appropriate)

are provided for each participant at $5 each.

Your tutor will have a wide range of additional supplies for students to purchase during the course, as well as various tools and equipment to share.