The Scottish Basketmakers' Circle exists to promote basketmaking and allied crafts - chairseating and environmental sculptures - in Scotland. This is achieved through exhibitions, courses, demonstrations, lectures, rural shows and craft fairs.
The SBC is a membership organisation and meets regularly in different venues offering members the chance to get together to share skills and discuss business. SBC aims to maintain and improve craft standards by organising training for beginners and holding masterclasses for experienced basketmakers and promoting members work with arts organisations and the media through networking and presentations. A newsletter is published 4 times a year. The circle offers a wide range of courses round the country covering all aspects of basketmaking, appealing to people of different skill levels.
More information on all our activities can be found on this website, including up and coming courses, and exhibitions, how to become a member, as well as gallery pages detailing many of our makers' work.
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We have also developed a sister site www.wovencommunities.org which traces Scottish vernacular basketry from the perspective of the communities who made and used them as well as the different basket types.