Learn how to weave with natural materials and create your own paper band vessel.
Julia Clarke teaches you how to create a paper band vessel by hand. This photographic course and kit comes with everything you need to learn how to create this sculptural work of art.
This course also includes video content to show you the key steps to make this beautiful vessel.
What's in the kit:
- Paper band strips ready cut to create your basket
- Hand-dyed raffia bundle
- Linen thread 10 metres
- Paper thread 10 metres
- Natural string 10 metres
- Elastic bands
Please note that all kits will vary slightly due to the natural materials.
You will also need a pair of scissors and a tape measure at home.
Optional - you could collect other materials to add texture and individuality, like strips of fabric or lace, or other natural materials.
I really enjoyed learning how to weave a simple basket using paper band strips, raffia and string. The course was well organised and Julia was very approachable and friendly. She demonstrated the technique clearly and answered questions with patience and good humour. The kit had everything needed to make the basket including a useful diagram of the technique. It was great to chat with other people on the course and was a very relaxing way to spend an afternoon. I now feel inspired to investigate other weaving tecniques and hope to do more Yodomo courses soon.
The kit provided was of a very high quality, and included a variety of colours and materials to make the paper band vessel. Sophie from Yodomo was really helpful both prior to and during the virtual lesson, and on the day made sure that everything ran smoothly. Julia provided helpful written and verbal instructions and was very patient. I enjoyed a lovely afternoon, with a group of kind, creative women which cheered me up no end :) I would definitely recommend this tutorial and Yodomo and will be signing up for further craft tutorials with them.
Julia Clarke works with willow, both dried and living, with wire, steel, paper, and ceramic to create sculptures for indoor and outdoor spaces. Natural materials and environmental concerns are an important element of her work and the rhythm of weaving and using tactile materials are important to her process.