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Recent additions to the collection
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...]
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”
Who else did we work with and why? The Everyday Lives at War project, based at the University of Hertfordshire, contacted us early on in our project, and asked if we would be interested in conducting the Scottish element of …Continue reading “Report – Who else did we work with and why? April 2016 and still ongoing”
Report for Woven Communities work carried out with Shetland Museum, September 2016 Shetland Museum has a unique collection of local baskets from crofting life on the islands, all well documented and linked to material in its local archive. Its collection …Continue reading “Report for work carried out with Shetland Museum, September-October 2016”
Arora Woven Communities Report Introduction The project has evolved out of initial conversations between Arora and St. Andrews University Woven Communities Project leader Dr.Stephanie Bunn. We were both inspired by the richness of narrative and material culture in the Outer …Continue reading “Report by An Lanntair on their work with Woven Communities”