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