Coiled Basket Workshop with Joy Ude


Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Zoom Link to be provided (Map)

Registration is full. To be added to the waitlist, please contact us at

Join exhibiting artist Joy Ude live on Zoom to explore the basics of basketry coiling and stitching techniques by transforming cotton cording into colorful mini-coiled baskets. Coiled basketry is built by arranging concentric circles of cording, stitched together using yarn. Experiment with color blocking using various colors of yarn, and create simple beautiful patterns throughout your basket. Become familiar with how these techniques are used to make items such as vessels and blankets by cultures around the world.  This project sometimes takes more than two hours to complete, but you will learn all of the necessary skills to finish your baskets on your own. What will your baskets hold?

Joy Ude’s practice is grounded in the rich traditions of West African textiles, and she references that material history as she weaves personal, familial, and historical narratives into her work. We will take a brief virtual tour of the Texas-based artist’s current exhibition, 9ja Vision: The Fiber & Mixed-Media Work of Joy O. Ude, before diving into this project!

Non-member: $40
Member: $35

Registration is open through June 25th and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Fee includes instructor, materials, and administration fees. The class is for adults only (age 18 and over). The Zoom link for the workshop will be emailed to registered participants the day before the workshop date. The link will be sent to the email address used to register for the workshop. If you would like us to send it to a different email address, please email

Kits can be picked up at HCCC on Thursday, June 24, or Friday, June 25, between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM. If you are unable to pick up your kit during that time frame, please email Kits can be mailed to you for an additional cost of $15; however, due to increased shipping traffic during COVID-19, delivery times may be longer than normal. If you wish to have your kit mailed, make sure to register no later than Thursday, June 17th.

Materials Included in Kit

  • 8/32” cotton piping cord
  • 3 yarn colors
  • Needle

Required Materials – Not Included in Kit

  • Scissors
  • Masking tape

Optional Materials – Not Included in Kit

  • Extra yarn if you want specific colors

Workshops are subject to cancellation or change due to low enrollment. Registrants will be notified seven (7) days in advance if the workshop is cancelled by HCCC. If registrants need to cancel their reservation, they must do so at least 14 days in advance to receive a full refund. No refunds will be made for cancellations made less than two weeks prior to workshop date. To cancel your registration, email HCCC at, so that someone on the waiting list can attend the workshop.