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Symposium videos

See videos of some of the key speakers at the Woven Communities Symposium.  

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From Creels to Quarter Crans: the form and function of baskets used by the Scottish fishing community in the late 19th and early 20th centuries

by Linda Fitzpatrick, Curator, Scottish Fisheries Museum This presentation outlines the types of baskets developed and used within the Scottish fishing industry from its heyday in the late 19th century to the early 20th century.   Based on an examination of the baskets …Continue reading “From Creels to Quarter Crans: the form and function of baskets used by the Scottish fishing community in the late 19th and early 20th centuries”

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Liz and Steph go to Leith Custom’s House 14th June

Leith Customs House, Edinburgh, is a store for the National Museums of Scotland and is where their main basket collection is held.Continue reading “Liz and Steph go to Leith Custom’s House 14th June”

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Back/Pony Creels

This section includes a DVD of Donald MacDonald making a creel and a step by step guide based on the techniques of Donald Macarthur. Both of the Isle of Lewis and both now no longer with us. Creels have their …Continue reading “Back/Pony Creels”

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