Hedgehog Hat Basket Weaving

Multidisciplinary Basket Weaving

Over the years I have gradually acquired new skills from taking on different theatrical projects. This has ranged from more obviously useful skills such as digital music production, puppetry and photography, to carpentry, fibreglass costume construction, and playing the piano with a pair of chopsticks sellotaped to my head. Basket weaving seemed like a logical progression as part of my pursuit of multidisciplinarity, and so for Superheroes Don’t Give a Shit!, I decided that I would construct a hedgehog helmet using only traditional basket weaving techniques and materials, with no glue guns or gaff. Surprisingly, perhaps, after a lot of time spent finding the appropriate basket weaving materials in Hong Kong, it only took three attempts and one sleepless night to make a basket-based hedgehog-ish headpiece that would stand the test of time. Here are some pictures of the process (if I look tired, it’s because it’s 4am and I’m learning how to weave baskets…)

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