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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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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”
Intergenerational Mathematics – Woven Communities Uist November 2016 In the Woven CommunitiesProject, our intention was to learn about Scottish history through the lens of Scottish basketry by using practical basketry skills and working in a hands-on way with the public …Continue reading “Intergenerational mathematics – Uist, November 2016”
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”
This museum gives a third insight into Scottish social history through its baskets, this time east coast and fishing-based. The range of baskets in this museum and for this way of life is extensive. For use in local line fishing, …Continue reading “Report notes for events at the Scottish Fisheries Museum, June to February 2016-7”
How great it was to return to this wonderful collection, made by Isobel Grant in the 1930s. On our initial visit, Dawn and I looked through this unique collection of baskets from the Highlands and Western Isles, and they revealed …Continue reading “Report for events at the Highland Folk Museum, April to August 2016”