Basketmakers’ Dozen

Our Basketmakers’ Dozen show was held in London’s Craft Central in July 2017. Twelve basketmakers, multiple materials (everything from washing line to hairmoss, via cane, willow and rush), and lots of fun! Thank you to everyone who came, and thank you for all the nice comments. This is a club I am truly honoured to be in!

And because of all this, my basket is on the cover of the August 2017 edition of The Basketmakers’ Association Newsletter, number 162, which contains a review of our show.

To see work from the Basketmakers’ Dozen: @basketmakersdozen

The full dozen, with links to everyone’s work:

Doon Brooks, @doonbrooks

Jen Cable, jencableart.weebly.com

Alison Dickens, @clerkenwell_basketmaker

Jeanette Gray, @cookpots_and_baskets

Maggie Hendrickse, @mmhendrickse

Mary Masaba, @masabasket

Sarah Paramor, @sarahparamorbaskets / www.sarahparamor.co.uk (that’s me!)

Lucinda Pyne, @lucindapyneweaver

Julie Rignell, @naturalbasketry

Patrizia Sascor, @nestandnet

Natalie Silk, @village_mentality

Catherine Tregaskes, Crafts for a Sustainable Future



Best Basket 2017

I’m over the moon that my Highland Hairmoss Basket has been awarded third prize in the Best Basket 2017 competition held by the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers. What a huge and unexpected honour!

The basket is made of hairmoss (Polytrichum commune), picked in Toscaig on the Applecross peninsula where I live, and plaited to resemble tweed on the outside and Astro Turf on the inside! Stitched with linen thread. 

#hairmoss #basketry #applecross #polytrichum-commune

Highland Hairmoss Basket in a Highland bothy!

Celebrating!

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