When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Kim Winter
  • Course Code W23TTSB01C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Coiling is one of the oldest basketry techniques, where material is wrapped and stitched around a core. A basket is formed by spiralling the core upwards from a flat base. You will learn the difference between a covered core and exposed core, as well as different stitching techniques, which give the basket different textures. You will experiment with different materials for the core and stitching, and also learn how to create patterns by changing colour.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Select materials for the core and stitching
  • Use different stitches to create different effects
  • Create patterns by changing colours
  • Produce a series of samples or finished works in different materials


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    The tutor will bring in and discuss relevant samples and demonstrate techniques. You will practise the techniques with observation and feedback from the tutor. You will also work on an individual project, where you will share your knowledge and experience with the group through discussion and show and tell.

    Entry requirements

    No previous experience is necessary, but a degree of manual dexterity is required.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    The class is situated on the second floor of the Nancy Seear Building. There is partial disabled access via a stair lift. Please contact ALS on: 0207 450 1972 or Art & Design Admin on: 0207 450 1934 before enrolling if you have any mobility support needs.

    What you need

    Pen and notebook to make notes, folder for handouts. Basic materials will be provided, but you may want to explore others when working on your own projects.

    What you can do next

    Morley College offers the chance to explore various basketry techniques, including random weave, twining and hexagonal weave. There is also a wide range of textile and creative courses. Follow @textilesatmorley for inspiration on Instagram.