Creative basketry summer show at City Lit

I went to this show by accident, and am so glad I did. Far from being all wicker baskets and corn dollies, it had some really interesting forms made from all kinds of materials and the skill level was very impressive.

Gail Romanes fingertip sized baskets

These little finger-tip size vessels by Gail Romanes cried out for fingers to get stuck in!

These anatomical – vaguely rude! – looking forms made from plastic appealed to me (I didn’t make a note of their maker’s name – if you recognise it, leave me a comment)

Creative basketry at City Lit

And of course, I’m a sucker for looking through anyone’s sketchbook – in this case, Jo McCallum (The Fabricated Frame) – and seeing studies of colour and weaving patterns.

Jo McCallum's notebook

All in all, I was really impressed! If you fancy a go, check out the Creative Basketry courses running at City Lit in London.

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