July 26, 2018

At the weekend I travelled up to my homeland- Scotland- to collaborate with my inspirational friend Rosy. Rosy not only runs an organic farm (http://www.meadowsweet-organics.co.uk/)  with her husband, but is also a qualified herbalist.

On Saturday I taught stu...

July 1, 2018

Over Solstice weekend I welcomed students to Bwlch Corog, the Nature Reserve neighbouring my home for a weekend of moss weaving. We gathered from the hills, made moss cordage, plaited and sewed plaits into unique forms. I was really impressed with the skill and imagina...

June 1, 2018

During my month experimenting with materials on the land, I spent more time with a favourite of mine- Polytrichum Commune (hairmoss).

 I discovered hairmoss when the incredibly skilled basket maker Sarah Paramor (https://www.sarahparamor.co.uk/) brought it into cla...

May 19, 2018

May and June is the season to gather bark! I use willow bark for plaited baskets and twining and the  process described below is for this use, not for cordage fibres which involves different soaking and preparation.

This is my third year harvesting willow bark, and I th...

May 9, 2018

I have decided to dedicate the whole month of May to weaving!

Perhaps that sounds obvious, given that I am a basketmaker...  Any weaver will tell you though  how easy it is to dream up the baskets you are going to make, the skills you are going to perfect, the idyllic...

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