A handbook of Basketmaking for working with patients with acquired brain injury
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Go to many museums on mainland Scotland, and there are always one or two examples of these ubiquitous baskets, often, but not always, made in the Madeira style described by Liz Balfour in our blog (Oct 2015). They are usually[read more...]
Arbroath Signal Tower Museum Leith Customs House Museum, Edinburgh Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther[read more...]
Eriskay is a small island off the tip of South Uist, Outer Hebrides. Lise Bech and Kate Sankey made two creels reconstructed from an original Eriskay creel. This creel was a 20 stake creel and had a simple mouthwale start as[read more...]
Weaving for Recovery grew out of the links between Woven Communities, the Everyday Lives at War project at the University of Bedfordshire, and basket-weaving group Basketry and Beyond. Following our second symposium in January 2017, retired hospital specialist and basketmaker, Tim Palmer, …Continue reading “Weaving for Recovery”
One of our main partners, the Highland Folk Museum, has recently taken on two workers to document and conserve their vernacular organics collection (i.e. biodegradable objects like baskets). The museum has taken on a documentation Assistant, Helen Pickles, and an …Continue reading “New basketry developments at the Highland Folk Museum Summer 2017”
Image Tinkering with Curves took the opposite approach to basketry and Maths from the Anthropology and Geometry session at the University of Aberdeen. Here we began with materials and improvisation, exploring curves as mathematical and material, and as abstract and …Continue reading “Tinkering with Curves”
Knowing From the Inside: Anthropology, Art, Architecture and Design(KFI) was a 5-year research project funded by the ERC and led by Professor Tim Ingold at the Department of Anthropology, University of Aberdeen, from June 2013 to May 2018. The KFI …Continue reading “From Knowing from the Inside to Anthropology and Geometry”