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!
My article about Cuthbert's cloak has been published!
Cuthbert's relics will now go on exhibition in September 2017, so the cloak and other commissioned artworks will be exhibited soon after this.