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Twist - Twine - Loop

We are introducing a new exciting series of workshops with Anna Corbett at Bolton Village Hall in early 2024. The venue is west of Alnwick, not far from the A697 Wooler to Morpeth Road. There are three workshops in the series, starting with the first, Looping Structures, in late January.

About Anna Corbett -

Anna is a basketmaker who loves making string and who works almost
entirely with plants local to where she lives in Northumberland. These
may be wild or cultivated, from moors and meadows, hedgerows,
woods and gardens. They include leaves and stems, grasses, rushes,
roots, moss, straw and bark. The plants all have their stories to tell and
directions to follow.
Anna has come to basketry after many years of organic gardening. She
brings a deep love of plants, and respect for the natural world, to her
work, which is rooted in and responsive to the landscape. She is
fascinated by the relationships between people and plants and sees
basketry as a way of exploring and deepening these connections.
These workshops offer an opportunity to explore some of the traditions
of basketry with plant fibres and become more familiar with the nature
of the plants that grow around us.
Anna is a member of the Basketmakers’ Association,
Scottish Basketmakers’ Circle and the Northumbria Basketry Group
See examples of Anna’s work on Instagram: @stringmakeranna

Author Details

Author Name: Alan
Publish Date: 12th December 2023

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