Find out more about crafts and Scottish surnames in the ‘Guide to Scottish Surnames,
There has been an upsurge of interest in learning basketry skills in recent years and there are courses held across Scotland.
Find out more about basketry:
- The Scottish Basketmakers’ Circle is a membership organisation that promotes Scottish basket making and allied crafts through exhibitions, courses, demonstrations and lectures. Their Facebook page has lots of photographs of traditional and modern baskets in a variety of materials.
- They have also developed a sister site www.wovencommunities.org which traces Scottish vernacular basketry from the perspective of the communities who made and used them as well as the different basket types.
- The Scottish Fishing Museum in Fife has a number of original and replica baskets used in the fishing industry.
- The Am Baile website gives more information on highland history and culture. You can also watch a basketry workshop on these videos which are split into part one, part two, and part three. You need Adobe Flash Player installed on your device to watch these videos.
Basketry as an art form