Curriculum Vitae Sarah Paramor

Crow's Feather Bag

Variations on a Flamingo

Exhibitions and Collections

Planting Ideas, St Barbe Museum, Lymington, Hampshire, 26 January 2024 to 16 March 202

Rock Paper Scissors, Houghton Hall, Norfolk, 19 May to 26 September 2021

Meet Make Collaborate, Inverness Museum, 27 April to 19 June 2021; and the Barn 21 August – 6 November 2021; Lochty Gallery, Carnoustie Library 24 November 2021 – 19 March 2022

Basketry: Function & Ornament, Ruthin Craft Centre, 20 July to 13 October 2019

"Tir"/"Land", Galeri Caernarfon, 6 September 2019 to 5 December 2020

Bags, Bottles & Baskets, Inverness Museum, June to August 2019 Solo exhibition exploring materials from corsetry boning to tape measures, moss to maps.

Worshipful Company of Basketmakers 450th Anniversary Trade Fair, Guildhall, London, February 2019 work displayed with Basketmakers' Dozen and Scottish Basketmakers' Circle.

Isobel Wylie Hutchison Collection, Carlowrie Castle, Scotland, October 2018 “A Bag for Isobel”, a plaited hairmoss vasculum, is part of this Craft Design House collaboration.

Woven Together: Scottish Basketmakers Circle Exhibition,  Touring Scotland, April 2018 “Crow’s Feather Bag” is in this exhibition to celebrate 30 years of the SBC.

Knitting and Stitching Show Spring 2018, Olympia, London, March 2018  “Variations on a Flamingo” and “Crow’s Feather Bag” chosen for inclusion on the City Lit “Making” stand.

Basketmakers’ Dozen, Craft Central, London, July 2017 One of twelve basketmakers in this highly acclaimed contemporary basketry show; six pieces displayed.

Inspired By...Morley Gallery, London, May 2016 “Variations on a Flamingo” was chosen for inclusion in this exhibition of work inspired by items in the V&A’s collection.

Awards & Opportunities

Basketry of the Year 2021: “Just Walking Home”, made of plaited maps of London, shortlisted by the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers.

Craft Scotland: Compass Emerging Maker 2019: One of eight designer makers on this craft support programme.

Applied Arts Scotland: Shift Canada 2019/20: One of four makers from Scotland participating in this exchange programme.

Highland Visual Artist & Craft Maker Award 2019: Awarded a grant to learn Burkina Faso technique with Nadine Anderson.

Basketry of the Year 2018: Dark Tendril Bag”, made of corsetry boning, awarded second prize by the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers; £1,000 prize.

Highland Visual Artist & Craft Maker Award 2018, March 2018: Awarded a grant to explore using traditional basketry techniques to make basketry pieces from Highlands plants.

Basketry of the Year 2017, September 2017:Highland Hairmoss Basket” awarded third prize by the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers; £500 prize.

Couture & Fashion

And They Loved Hats, Cartwheel Hat, 2018: worked with milliner Edie Obilaso to reinterpret this 1940s bias-plaited straw hat.

Noel Stewart, Spring/Summer 2017, London Fashion Show, September 2016: contributed the basketry element to this couture hat by milliner Noel Stewart; front cover, Vogue China.

Noel Stewart, Autumn/Winter 2016, London Fashion Show, February 2016: contributed the basketry element to a chromed couture hat in milliner Noel Stewart’s collection; full-page feature in Horseriders’ Journal and focus in

Articles, Talks etc

Fillte — Tales of Textiles (BBC Alba), episode 1, "featuring the country’s finest woven craft producers". 

Basketmakers Association Magazine, February 2022: “Hairmoss in the Highlands" article & front cover.

Applied Arts Scotland, April 2021: “Shoes for Mary: making together" an online talk about resilience and making.

Applied Arts Scotland, June 2020: "Lockdown Residency", a blog about making through lockdown with Jennifer Green in Halifax, Canada

Basketmakers Association Magazine, April 2019: “A Bag for Isobel" article.

Scottish Basketmakers’ Circle newsletter, November 2017,: “Highlands Hairmoss Basket” article.

Basketmakers Association Magazine, August 2017: Crow’s Feather Bag” appeared as the front cover; Basketmakers’ Dozen show reviewed inside.



Annemarie O'Sullivan Straw hen baskets


Craft Scotland: Compass: Emerging Maker Programme; Nadine Anderson Burkina Faso rush bags


Lise Bech, asymmetric willow baskets; Caroline Dear, coiling with local plants; Simone Simons, esparto grass bags; supported by Highland Visual Artist & Craft Maker Award


Felicity Irons, rush basketry; Bryce Reynard, working with birch


City Lit Basketry two-year part-time course covering all aspects of basketry; taught by Annemarie O'Sullivan, John Page, Polly Pollock, Louise Baldwin

Prior to 2015

Attended courses and workshops by basketmakers including

Monique Bervoets, Mary Butcher, Anna Corbett, Susan Early, Julie Gurr, John Page, Polly Pollock, Jane Wilkinson

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