Summer Fun in the Community

We’ve been sharing the skills of the basketmakers with families at community events in Great Yarmouth. We were at the Family Fun Day at the MESH community centre in Gorleston and the Fun Day at Community Roots in Great Yarmouth.

Jane was delighted to make a basket.
…more beautiful weaving
…made with precision .
Sally clearly has favourite colours.
our youngest weaver of the day.
Andrea from We Are Cycling UK had some time to make a basket alongside promoting cycling
…and Megan too.

Catching the Memories Training

All the members of the Catching the Memories team had a day’s training in gathering oral history delivered by Colin Stott from the museum staff and how to work with people living with dementia given by Jackie Tierney from the Acorn Centre.

We had a really enjoyable and enlightening day and learned a lot. It was also a chance for all of us to meet one another. We practiced interviewing other with the digital recording equipment.

Gill and Kim
Elfie and Becky
Carl and Debbie

Following in a Tradition

The group at Headway are putting their new found skills to use weaving some beautiful things out of cane and willow. We have also had the chance to look at one of the baskets from Time and Tide Museum to compare the techniques we are using with those of the past.

Joan has nearly finished her basket.

Janet has finished hers and started on an egg basket.

Owen has been weaving with willow, making an obelisk and a tension plate.

Self-expression through creativity