Jackie Abrams Class 2013


Sulmona, ITALY

 Baskets and Surfaces

With Jackie Abrams

31st July to 6th August 2013

Jackie Abrams 

 Jackie has been a basketmaker since 1975, when she first apprenticed to an 81-year-old traditional white ash basketmaker. 

Since 1990, she has been exploring plaiting techniques, the use of heavy cotton paper as a material, and the possibilities of contemporary basketry. 

She exhibits her work at shows, galleries and museums, has been included in numerous books, and teaches throughout the US, Australia, Canada, and Ghana. 

As a teacher, she encourages exploration, experimentation, and lots of laughter. 


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Baskets and Surfaces

with Jackie Abrams

 Arrive 31st July 2013

Depart 6th August 2013

Registration Deadline is: 22nd May 2013


What are the possibilities of woven forms? Explore shape, color, surface textures, and weaving techniques, using hand-painted cotton paper as the basket material. Learn bias plaiting and cathead weaving, and their endless variations. After weaving the baskets, cover the surfaces with applications of paper, paints and mediums, and knotless netting. Discover the connections between material and form, and the new surface in relation to the underlying vessel. Learn the rules that can certainly be broken.

Be inspired by the colors of the region, and by the shapes and forms of objects that we find.

This workshop is open to students of all levels of experience.

Class structure

We will be weaving our baskets of painted cotton watercolor paper. We will begin painting on the first morning, and continue painting, as needed, throughout the five days.

I will introduce two different weaving techniques: bias plaiting and cathead weaving. It will take at least one full day of weaving for each basket. The students can choose to fully explore the options offered by one weaving technique, or can learn both techniques.

Once the baskets start to be completed, about day 3, I will introduce the concept of covering the paper with a ‘skin’ of other, more lightweight, paper. (This is an option. The students may choose to just continue weaving.) Layers of paint and other acrylic mediums may also be applied.

After these surfaces are dry, we will learn knotless netting, also known as looping. This can be done in a symmetrical or random pattern, covering very little or more of the surface.

The students will always be free to pursue their particular interests. Do they want to complete work that they have started? Do they want to weave a series of smaller baskets? What else has excited them that deserves further exploration?

Each day will start with a gathering of the students. It will be a ‘show and tell’ time, an opportunity for the students to share what they have done, to learn from each other. I believe this interaction is very important for sharing and learning. 

Ask Jackie questions about her class here:

Jackie Abrams

Here are some wonderful examples of Jackie's baskets here 


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