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Lise Bech's new Exhibition 'Woven Landscape'

6-23 January 2017 at The Scottish Gallery, Dundas Street, Edinburgh.

Autumn Gathering 2016

We congregated at the lovely Kindrogan Field Studies Centre in the bright autumn sunshine. The trees were showing off their most spectacular colours and the red squirrels bounced across the lawns. Everyone seemed to enjoy their courses and the surroundings. And some quite surprising work emerged.....such as a giraffe head! We now have a new newsletter editor....welcome Scott...we will be continuing to have 3 newsletters a year.

 

Anna King's exhibition Dawyck Botanic Gardens

Anna King is showing work inspired by the Botanic Gardens themselves. She is collaborating with poet and writer Valerie Gillies.

www.selvedge.org/blog/?p=20643

Dawyck Studio, Dawyck Botanic Gardens, Near Stobo, near Peebles, Scottish Borders EH45 9JU

Until 31 July 2016

Our Autumn Gathering and AGM

This year we are going to be at Kindrogan Field Studies Centre which is a venue we have used before. 28-30 October 2016. Our three courses are as follows

Carole Beavis will be teaching Willow Sculpture. She is going to teach the making of willow animals.

Sue Kirk will be teaching hazel handled baskets.

Tim Johnson will be teaching a course in contemporary basketry called 'Freecoiling and Bundlesticks'. This will use a wide variety of natural and recycled materials, some of which will be gathered at the venue.

Congratulations Lise!

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/

Woven Together

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.

We are all Basketmakers

  

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

Introduction to Weaving with Fibreplants

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
 

Autumn Gathering / This Beloved Earth Event

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.

The Big Co-Laboration

Sunday Oct.26, 2 - 5
THE BIG CO-LABORATION continues
Basketmakers and locals alike are invited to take part in this community event: 
- Creating a willow mural on the railings in front of the Barony Centre to co-incide with the international basketry exhibition, 'This Beloved Earth' and possibly growing over the next 6 months till the exhibition ' We are All Basketmakers' opens in March 2015.

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