Category Archives: Baskets

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.

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.

A New group…

For the past few weeks we’ve been working with people at Norfolk and Waveney Headway We are starting from scratch learning weaving techniques, using cane. Group members started with baskets on a base which Sarah had already fixed the uprights into.

Joan starting her weaving.
Janet has a brick inside her basket to keep it still.
Tina weaves in plain cane.
Owen’s colourful weaving.
Stephen is using a paint can as a weight.

Week 2 and Michael joins the group. The others start their baskets from scratch weaving their uprights into the bases.

The group.
Michael has finished his beautiful multi-coloured basket.