Encircle Scotland - Scottish Basketmakers' Circle 25th Anniversary

Demonstration of Garden Structures in Drumclog, Strathaven ML10 6QG

June 22nd 2013

Come along and see how to make a plant support for use and ornament in your garden. This is one of several events being held on the same day throughout Scotland to celebrate the 25th birthday of the Scottish Basketmaker's Circle.  

We are lucky to have Geoff Forrest here, to demonstrate how to make a willow plant support. At 11am he will be talking about willow work, and at 2pm, he will demonstrate how to make a woven support. He has a wealth of experience, undertaking commissions and teaching all over Scotland and the north of England. He will have examples of his work and be ready to answer all your questions about willow growing, and weaving.

See the other events planned for the day below.

All welcome, especially children, and tea/coffee/soft drinks and soup will be available. Donations appreciated. Plants for sale.

Contact: ghabrown@aol.com or catch up on the latest on Facebook.

Herring Girl Baskets + Hebridean Creels
Dawn Susan and Bernera Historical Society are planning a joint event on 22 June 2-4pm at the Bernera Community Centre Cafe, Breacleit, Isle of Great Bernera, Outer Hebrides. Dawn will be demonstrating a herring girl basket and will be bringing examples of hebridean creels. Everyone is invited to come and participate; to share tales of using baskets and of basketmakers in their communities. Contact Dawn Susan 01851 612409, dawn@hebrideanbaskets.co.uk

Weave on Portobello Beach
Anna Coldham - Watch and join in with the creation of a marooned boat, washed up on Portobello's sands ready to catch what comes in on the following tides...
Saturday 22 June, 2.30pm onwards (till 6 or so- when it is finished!)
Contact Anna Liebmann Coldham. 8/2 Marlborough Street, Portobello, Edinburgh 
annatalamh@googlemail.com, 0131 2619259 / 07728388029 
Feel free to just wander along, we'll be somewhere between the Beach House Cafe and the Portobello Swimming Pool.

walk, gather, make
Caroline Dear – walk, gather, make – walk along the shore, share tales of plant uses, gather found materials and make a basket or series of baskets; we'll see what the day brings. Location - North Skye contact - caroline atcaroline@carolinedear.co.uk

Demonstration at the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival
Tim Palmer will be demonstrating at the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival from 22-23 June. Come and see fishing baskets on the Reaper, the Zulu from the Anstruther Fishing Museum, and talk about your memories of them, and other baskets, with the crew and with Tim. http://timpalmerbasketmaker.co.uk

Join Julie Gurr at the Brodick Castle Ranger Centre on 22 June
For further details, contact Julie on juliebaskets@gmail.com

Monique Verboets will be at Achmore 
Contact her at monique@willowweaving.com

Basketmakers in Moray are meeting at Pluscarden 
Contact Marion Campbell at marion@thebinns.co.uk

East Lothian Basketmakers 
will be at the Gifford Open Garden on the 23 June

Coigach-Assynt Living Landscape: 
Make a Willow Fish for Encircle Scotland Day
Make a willow fish and see how a small round basket is made to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of The Scottish Basketmakers Circle
Saturday 22 June, 2-4pm in Coigach Community Hall Lounge, Achiltibuie
Any queries please contact Romany at rgarnett@coigach-assynt.org or phone 01571 844172
Tea/coffee & biscuits available. Free.

Willow structures course at Palacerigg Country Park
Saturday 22 June, 9.30am - 4.30pm

As part of nationwide event ‘Encircle Scotland’, we are offering a course in making 3D structures for your garden using traditional willow weaving skills. The skills you’ll learn on this course will enable you to explore the techniques and create your own unique willow wonders. Once you’ve learnt the basic techniques and shapes, the only limit is your imagination!
Cost: £40. Please book in advance. Limited places.
Venue: Palacerigg Country Park, Cumbernauld
Contact: Visitor Centre 01236 720047

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