When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Course Code W23TTSB01E
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Open hexagonal plaiting is popular in South East Asia and the Far East, where bamboo is often used to make lightweight but strong containers as well as hats and fish traps. You will use materials like cane, plastic strapping tape and paper to make baskets and balls, and you will also experiment with creating more complex patterns by cross lacing.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Prepare materials for making a hexagonal plaited basket
  • Make a hexagonal plaited basket with a sandwich and sew border
  • Make a pentagonal weave ball
  • Produce samples of cross lacing


  • 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 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 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, coiling and twining. There is also a wide range of textile and creative courses. Follow @textilesatmorley for inspiration on Instagram.