Lorna Singleton Oak swill baskets
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Hazel can be found almost everywhere and as a result is used as a basketry material all over Europe. In England these baskets are becoming more popular and undergoing a resurgence, largely due to the efforts and research of Ruth Pybus in North Wales. I learnt to make them in 2016 and have been teaching them ever since and a recent trip to Slovenia has given me fresh ideas for basketry patterns that I'm eager...
This is a 4-day residential workshop learning how to make the L'al Yak basket bag designed by Lorna. The L'al Yak (little oak) basket is based on the traditional pack baskets of North America and European alpine countries, scaled down for practical daily use and adapted to use local materials and the traditional Cumbrian process of swill-basketry. Swill basketry has been listed as a critically endangered craft by the Heritage Crafts Association. Lorna is one...
Oak swill basketry is an endangered craft unique to South Cumbria with only 2 full-time swillers practicing & teaching the craft. Swill baskets are made using oak from carefully managed ancient woodland in Cumbria. This course combines greenwood and basketry technique to teach the basics of processing the wood and some beginner weaving patterns. The emphasis of this course is on the process of converting stems of oak into strips of weaving quality Starting from...