Experimenting with the rush, reed, willow, fabrics, strings and grasses

Photography: Bee Farrell (SCVA)
Photography: Bee Farrell (SCVA)
Photography: Bee Farrell (SCVA)
Photography: Bee Farrell (SCVA)
Photography: Bee Farrell (SCVA)
Photography: Bee Farrell (SCVA)
Photography: Bee Farrell (SCVA)
Photography: Bee Farrell (SCVA)
Photography: Bee Farrell (SCVA)
Photography: Bee Farrell (SCVA)

The NNAB group had already visited the centre to enjoy ‘Basketry-making human nature’ and were familiar with a few of the outreach handling collection pieces. Some of the first session was spent re-visiting these objects and others, developing vocabulary and sharing as a group the tactile responses as to the materials used and the methods employed. We had some experienced and enthusiastic basketry experts as volunteers who enriched the session by bringing in their skills, experiences and also baskets. June Croll led an introductory skills workshop and the NNAB group enjoyed experimenting with the rush, reed, willow, fabrics, strings and grasses we had brought in.