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Thursday 6th June & Saturday 15th June

STRINGMAKING WITH WILD PLANTS

About the show

Making string is one of the oldest human technologies. In this workshop we will use a range of wild, local plants to explore stringmaking techniques, create some samples and find out about ways to create baskets and other items with string. We will explore what makes plants suitable for string, as well as when to harvest and how to process them.

 

About Anna Corbett

Anna is a basketmaker who loves making string, and who works almost entirely with plants local to where she lives in Northumberland. These may be wild or cultivated, from moors and meadows, hedgerows, woods and gardens. They include leaves and stems, grasses, rushes, roots, moss, straw and bark. The plants all have their stories to tell and directions to follow.

Anna has come to basketry after many years of organic gardening. She brings a deep love of plants, and respect for the natural world, to her work, which is rooted in and responsive to the landscape. She is fascinated by the relationships between people and plants and sees basketry as a way of exploring and deepening these connections. Anna’s workshops offer an opportunity to explore some of the traditions of basketry with plant fibres, and become more familiar with the nature of the plants that grow around us.

Anna is a member of the Basketmakers’ Association, Scottish Basketmakers’ Circle and the Northumbria Basketry Group

See examples of Anna’s work on Instagram: @stringmakeranna

Thursday 6th June 10am-1pm

Saturday 15th June 10am-1pm

Standard: £30 | Concession: £20

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