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Monday 17th June 2pm

WEAVING THE LANDSCAPE TALK & DEMONSTRATION WITH ANNA CORBETT

About the show

In this session Anna will talk about her work, how she became interested in the history and practice of making string and the influences that have affected her work. She will bring samples to examine and demonstrate string making techniques.

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

Monday 17th June 2pm

FREE

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