Weave it yourself – tutorial videos

Zobacz i wypleć! DIY
Technical information

Production: Serfenta Association

Camera and editing: Krystian Pisowicz

Language: Polish

Subtitles: English

Medium: DVD

Publication year: 2011

  • Price: single box (2 films) shipping about 20 PLN included
    90 pln
  • Complete set (4 films) shipping about 20 PLN included
    140 pln

Weave it yourself is a series of how-to DVDs: master basket makers, traditional folk artists present the methods of creating particular baskets and other objects. The tutorials can be used for self-learning, as they show the whole process step by step. Thanks to the videos, everyone can learn to weave on their own. And if you already know how to do it – you can learn some new techniques and regional methods!

The complete set consists of 2 boxes with 2 films.

Box 1 – films 1, 2. Box 2 – films 3, 4.

Tutorial videos

Box 1 – videos 1, 2.

  • Weaving a traditional basket with a round base made of green willow. Basing on this technique, you can weave other shapes of baskets too. The basket is presented by Grzegorz Gordat from the region of Lublin, who has already gained the title of the master of tradition despite his young age.
    Duration: 73 minutes

  • A basket bag made of an unusual material – bulrush, also called cattail (Typha latifolia). This object is typical of the region of Lublin. It is presented by the master of tradition Helena Rogala.
    Duration: 66 minutes

Box 2 – videos 3, 4.

  • This basket has an unusual shape – semicircular with a flat wall, supported by a bow, made of unbarked willow. Baskets of this type are woven in the extraordinary basketry village of Lucimia. The basket is present by the basket maker Czesław Kostka.
    Duration: 56 minutes

  • Sewing with rye straw is a typical technique in the region of Podlasie. The instructions presented in the video help you create straw baskets, mats, vases, bowls, and plates. The technique is presented by the master of tradition Zoja Majstrowicz.
    Duration: 58 minutes