• Anna King is showing work inspired by the Botanic Gardens themselves. She is collaborating with poet and writer Valerie Gillies.

    www.selvedge.org/blog/?p=20643

    Dawyck Studio, Dawyck Botanic Gardens, Near Stobo, near Peebles, Scottish Borders EH45 9JU

    Until 31 July 2016

  • This year we are going to be at Kindrogan Field Studies Centre which is a venue we have used before. 28-30 October 2016. Our three courses are as follows

    Carole Beavis will be teaching Willow Sculpture. She is going to teach the making of willow animals.

    Sue Kirk will be teaching hazel handled baskets.

    Tim Johnson will be teaching a course in contemporary basketry called 'Freecoiling and Bundlesticks'. This will use a wide variety of natural and recycled materials, some of which will be gathered at the venue.

    Our AGM will be at 8pm on Saturday 29 October at Kindrogan.

    Please contact Dawn Susan on dawn@hebrideanbaskets.co.uk for an application form and more details on the courses.

  • One of our foremost basketmakers Lise Bech was given a Silver award in the Craft and Design 2015 awards. Here is a link to her page on the craftmaker website and she encourages the rest of us to get pages too.

    http://www.craftmaker.co.uk/lisebech/

  • The SBC 2018 exhibition, Woven Celebrations, marking 30 years of the SBC, has begun. Having been at the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Castle Wynd, Inverness, and AROS, ouside Portree on Skye, it is now showing in Elgin. It moves to the Botanics in Edinburgh in July and then Braemar. Twenty-six members have submitted, in total, over seventy pieces of work. The fui range of basketry techniqes is represented in diverse materials. Both functional and decorative pieces have been submitted, many for sale. Inverness only has room for a proportion of the exhibits, but the remaining venues will display all the works. The dates for each venue are:

    Inverness Museum and Art Gallery                        until May 3rd

    AROS Centre, Portree                                            7-31 May

    Library Gallery, Elgin                                             4-9 June

    John Hope Gateway, Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh  21 July-12 August

    Braemar Gallery, Braemar                                      20 August-16 September

  • SBC Exhibition  May 2016

    Inchmore Gallery, by Inverness

    http://www.inchmoregallery.co.uk/event/scottish-basketweavers-circle/

    Go along and see this show! On now until August 27.

    There are also workshops to go along side this...see the above link for more details.

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