Learn to create fashion accessories with plant fibres and textiles
Idoia Cuesta is a textile manufacturer specialized in basketry, a technique that applies from a modern point of view and that fits perfectly the world of fashion, interior decoration and landscaping. Thus, he has worked with brands such as Loewe and has collaborated with international designers to create all kinds of accessories.
In this course you will learn different techniques of basket weaving so that you can turn them into fashion accessories. You will discover that basketry is much more than you imagine and you will open your eyes to a broader vision that fuses design and craftsmanship; you will experiment with the fabric and transform the materials into unique pieces through the volumes.
About this course
You will begin by getting to know the work of Idoia, who will also tell you about her influences when adapting basketry to the world of fashion.
Then you will discover the types of vegetable fibers that you can use for your projects and the most common materials and tools for this type of project.
Once you know the essentials regarding the materials and tools to carry out basketry projects, you will get to work. You will start by weaving the base of your bag and continue through the structure.
Later Idoia will explain techniques to add different types of auctions and options to place the handles of your bag.
You will learn tricks to make your bag unique and different by adding decorative details.
Finally, Idoia will entrust you with some of its best kept secrets to work with a traditional technique such as basketry from a modern and contemporary approach.
What is this course's project?
Using the basketry techniques learned during the course you will make a woven bag of vegetable fiber that you can customize to your liking with all kinds of colors and materials.
Who is it for?
To fashion designers, artisans and anyone interested in learning traditional techniques of basket making to apply it in objects of current use as fashion accessories.
What you need
No previous knowledge of any kind is necessary, since Idoia will guide you through the entire process and will explain the basic techniques for working basketry.
With regard to the materials you will need a rattan or rattan punch, a punch, a tape measure and a container of water.
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Idoia lives and works in rural areas, surrounded by nature and in a landscape that not only inspires her, but also offers her the possibility of creating 100% sustainable pieces. She grows the wicker that she later works, observing the way the storks weave their nests.
The Idoia is a work that combines traditional craft techniques, organic materials and current designs. Working with professionals from the most diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences and knowledge has opened the doors and the mind to appreciate art, design, architecture, fashion and contemporary craftsmanship from a new point of view that becomes palpable in your basketry projects.