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
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
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.

This Beloved Earth Exhibition

See the latest work by Lise Bech, Ewan Balfour, Carlos Fontales, Lois Walpole, Mary Butcher, Barbara Ridland and Joe Hogan at the Barony Centre, West Kilbride until 23 November 2014.

A new SBC exhibition March 2015

The exhibition is called 'We are all basketmakers – new work from the Scottish Basketmakers Circle' and will be at The Barony in West Kilbride from 14th March to 16th May 2015.

Autumn Gathering 2013

October 18-20 - Hospitalfield House, Arbroath, Angus

The venue was Hospitalfield House, Arbroath, Angus. Tutors were Lois Walpole with her colourful take on contemporary basket making, Geoff Forrest teaching the traditional skills of willow square work, and Owen Jones revealing the secrets of turning an oak tree into a Cumbrian oak swill.

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.  


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