Basketweaving is an ancient craft that incorporates many materials and weaving styles. It is also just as much a creative process as it is calming, social and meditative.

This workshop will give you an introduction to the coiled technique. Coiling is typically a ‘foragers’ weaving style, an ancient and versatile technique that is used worldwide with the materials adapting to the native area.

In this class, we will be using a range of natural and coloured raffia and twine to create either a small basket or a woven mat. You will be shown how to produce different textures and patterns into your weaving and be provided with a starter kit that you can take away to continue weaving at home. If you would like to bring any extra materials to weave with (such as wool/fabric offcuts/plastic bags/natural materials) please feel free.

Emily Chilvers is a potter and basket weaver based in Surrey. She runs a variety of classes for all ages across the South East with a particular emphasis on creative nurturing and therapeutic making within health and care settings. She has been a pottery tutor at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home of the Chelsea Pensioners since 2013. Alongside her teaching practice she makes a small batch of work from her garden studio and sells via her Etsy shop, @EmilyChilversCraft

IG: @makingwithemily



Meadows Store

50 Dalston Lane

E8 3AH



16th October 2022

From 10am until 12pm

Book here