Mobiles with Cynthia Minden

mobile by Cynthia
You will learn several basketry skills: basic wickerwork to construct small upside down forms in which bells and other objects can be suspended and random weave basketry to construct small open forms. We’ll experiment with weaving different shapes and there are so many creative possibilities and the mobiles can be as simple or complex as you wish! You’ll learn about balance and aesthetic arrangement of the objects. The mobiles can be hung from branches, crossed sticks, small lampshades (fabric removed) or wire. We’ll spend the first day making shapes and little baskets and the following morning assembling everything we’ve made and collected. One spot has become available in this class.
Cost of Course
Kit Fee
Course Difficulty
Course Type
Course Time
Friday morning, 9 am to 12 pm
Friday afternoon, 1 pm to 4 pm
Saturday morning, 9 am to 12 pm
List of materials
What you need to bring (important):
• scissors,
• hand held pruning shears (sharp!)
• a small soaking tub or bucket
• any interesting objects that you would like to attach to your mobile (we’ll see what works!)
• any interesting sticks or forms from which to hang your mobile (optional)
• String, dental floss, and/or thin wire

Materials I will supply:
• basket making materials (hand-dyed rattan)
• bells
• a collection of found objects
• string, wire,
• a few old lampshades
• Sticks/ branches