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
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.