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.
You can see examples of Anna’s work on Instagram : @stringmakeranna