A had a great day with these lovely ladies in Dunbar yesterday. They each designed and made a fantastic scarf.
Perhaps you know of a group that would like me to deliver a workshop. Willow weaving or felt- just get in touch.
I had a great day at The Royal Grammar School on Wednesday. The students in Year 4 each designed a fabulous fish and then used their designs to create silk paintings. The results were stunning.
I had a good day demonstrating and talking to people about basketry at Beamish yesterday.
I will also be taking part in their 'Hands on Heritage' Event on 24th & 25th Septemeber. So come along and have a go at some willow weaving.
To commemorate the Battle of Gallipoli, a battle of huge significance for the people of Hawick, in collaboration with Hawick Museum, I was asked to make two hangings with each of two groups of students at Hawick High School.
I was selected to take part in Saltaire Festival as part of the Open Gardens Sculpture Trail. For an Alice in Wonderland -themed Garden I created the White Rabbit woven in white willow and clothed with a felt waistcoat made from the fleece of our Shetland Sheep.
What a privilege - I had my own marquee at the Glendale Show and spent the day demonstrating, working on my Willow Foal. He proved very popular!
It was a great experience to hold my first felt workshop here, at the studio at Biteabout. The space is just fantastic!