Over the coming weeks I have nice schedule of workshops and events coming up - one of the highlights will be teaching on the beautiful Danish island of Lyø - a neighbour of Bjørnø an island that I have taught summer schools on over the last couple of years. The course still has some places so best book soon if you are interested in a week of harvesting, fibre processing and making with a variety of techniques. The full workshop description is as follows:
Join artist and basketmaker Tim Johnson’s ‘Finding Fibres’ workshop on the beautiful island of Lyø, Denmark, during the the ‘Focus on Basketry’ Summer School, 3rd – 8th July 2016. Tim’s workshop will focus on finding, harvesting and processing a wide variety of natural materials from the island landscape of Lyø. Many species of rushes, sedges and grasses alongside barks and plant stems can be used to create bags, baskets and sculptural forms using a variety of traditional techniques. During the week will explores rope and string making, flexable structures with looping and knotting, twining and braiding and the possibilities offered by combining soft and rigid materials.
Bring along your own tools and perhaps a camera and notebook and we will look to see what we can find, gather and create. See you in Lyø!
Booking details and prices can be found on the English and Danish website here: ‘Focus on Basketry’ Summer School.
Email me 'here' if you have any queries or would like further details, see you there!