• One of our foremost basketmakers Lise Bech was given a Silver award in the Craft and Design 2015 awards. Here is a link to her page on the craftmaker website and she encourages the rest of us to get pages too.

    http://www.craftmaker.co.uk/lisebech/

  • SBC Exhibition  May 2016

    Inchmore Gallery, by Inverness

    http://www.inchmoregallery.co.uk/event/scottish-basketweavers-circle/

    Go along and see this show! On now until August 27.

    There are also workshops to go along side this...see the above link for more details.

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    Our exhibition of new work from the Scottish Basketmakers Circle' is now on at The Barony in West Kilbride until 16th May 2015. 

  • October 28, 10.30 - 4
    INTRODUCTION TO WEAVING WITH FIBREPLANTS at The Barony
    Meet and learn from some of the Basketmakers from the exhibition 'This Beloved Earth', Mary Butcher, Joe Hogan, Barbara Ridland and Lise Bech and have a go weaving with willow, rush, bark etc.....
    Come for an hour or stay the day.
    Cost : £8/ hour, £40/day
    Booking essential 01294 829179
     
  • Sunday  Oct. 26, 5.30pm
    TALK : 'Woven Communities' by Dr Stephanie Bunn and Dawn Susan

    For the past 4 years the speakers have been carrying out a collaborative study of Scottish vernacular basketry alongside contemporary Scottish basketmakers from the Scottish Basketmakers Circle. Some of the research was celebrated at the Woven Communities Symposium in St Andrews and the launch of the website of the same name. The 7 exhibitors in the current exhibition came together as a result of this event.

    Bring any old baskets or basket related stories to share!
     

    Stephanie Bunn is a senior lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews. She is also a practicing willow worker and sculptor. She has conducted extensive anthropological research into felt textiles among high mountain Kyrgyz pastoralists in Central Asia. For the past 4 years, she has also been carrying out a collaborative study of Scottish vernacular basketry alongside contemporary Scottish basketmakers from the Scottish Basketmakers Circle. Practice forms an important part of all of her research and she has done apprenticeships and learned many of the practical skills for both her areas of study.

    Dawn Susan is a professional basketmaker living in the Western Isles and a committee member of the SBC.

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