dyed cane platter

Welcoming 2015

Happy New Year.   On a beautiful sunny day last week I joined with other members of the Basketry Collective to harvest willow in Suffolk.  The colours are beautiful and it will be fun to work with the fresh willow, although I may have to wait until I get back from a much awaited 2 month trip to New Zealand and Australia.  I am looking forward to seeing Maori and Aboriginal baskets and contemporary work – and to returning with lots of inspiration for making.

Since Christmas I have been exploring somband, plaiting maps and making cane (reed) baskets and platters.

Lastly I have taken the plunge and signed up for the Cambridge Open Studios in July 2015 (1st and 4th weekends) – more of which later.