CONTRIBUTION TO ‘THE MATERIAL CULTURE OF BASKETRY’ BLOOMSBURY 2020

Baskets stand for a fast vanishing connective world. No robot can make a basket. A retired consultant pathologist discusses making basket with brain injury patients in a remarkable interdisciplinary collection is written by diverse contributors – basket makers, mathematicians, ethnographers, and archaeologists. Baskets – threatened by plastic containers of all kinds, their materials harder to access, their rhythmic, complex patterns growing unfamiliar – have much to teach us. The process of making baskets throws light on embodied knowledge, changing global economies and the subtle interactions between humans and plant materials. They are not simply evidence of technique, being also records of social relations. This visionary and sustaining book should be read by anyone concerned for the future of this planet. — Tanya Harrod, Founder Editor of the Journal of Modern Craft, UK

The Material Culture of Basketry: Practice, Skill and Embodied Knowledge (Hardback)

PUBLISHED ARTICLES IN SELVEDGE MAGAZINE

Blue Yonder Flax in the Skies. British grown flax for covering early aircraft. Issue 82. May 2018

 In the Wars. Basket history in the First World War. Issue 80. January 2018

Oak, hazel, rush, straw, willow and bramble. Baskets of the British Isles. Issue 69

CANE RUSH AND WILLOW, WEAVING WITH NATURAL MATERIALS Hilary Burns. Published by Batsford.