geodome decorated

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park Summer Fair

Traditional crafts (basket-making, hurdle making, chair maker) were well represented at the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park Summer Fair and despite some very heavy showers turnout was good and we had lots of visitors to the Basketry Collective’s stand.  Jo, Susannah and Judy had made a bamboo geodome ahead of time and visitors were encouraged to decorate this with items they made or materials available (willow, rush, plastic tape, flowers etc).  Everyone seemed keen to have a go at making rush cordage and five element plaits – children and men proving the keenest and most patient;  while the women and older girls preferred to make dragonflies, angels and hats!