Date(s) - 11/11/2013
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Mary Butcher, basketmaker, historian, freelance curator and publisher on basketry.
This hands-on course from the Rural Museums East Network is ideal for museums with baskets in their collections. In particular it will be of interest to curators, learning teams, conservators, Front of House staff, and volunteers within the collections team.
The session is being run by Mary Butcher, basketmaker, historian, freelance curator and publisher on basketry.
There will be an introduction to the materials used in basketry, as well as an overview of techniques and groups and how to recognise them. The course will also cover origins and regional differences, plus distinctions between industrial and rural baskets and their uses.
Participants are invited to bring an unidentified basket from their collection (one per museum) to be identified.
By the end of the course participants will:
- have learnt to identify different materials used in basketmaking
- be able to recognise the tools of the trade
- be able to Identify basic techniques in basketry
- be able to make informed judgements on possible uses of unidentified baskets
- have explored different properties and attributes used in baskets
Please bring a notebook and pencil, camera, and measure.
This is a practical course so please bring an apron and wear old clothes.
Bookings are closed for this event.