West Moss-side Organic Farm and Centre nr Stirling Scotland

Pip Weaser
Pip runs regular courses and workshops all over Scotland.  She will be the very first basket weaver to tutor at West Moss-side, using willow and natural materials from the Farm and the Moss. I collected some beautiful bog cotton in June which can be woven together with other treasures which you will have.
We're very lucky indeed to have her here. (Kate Sankey)

"Having had a fine art training, I moved into environmental science and came to basketmaking in the late nineties. I make functional and sculptural baskets from willow and other plants. The Argyll landscape is an inspiration, along with the abundance, colour and vitality of what grows around me, especially in my woodland garden overlooking Loch Melfort.

I am interested in the expressive possibilities of basketry and fascinated by the instinctive obsession that compels a bird to make a particular nest.

I gather plants to shape forms that hold a private memory of a season and place; in the case of ?Yellow and Red?, a sunny day at the end of a long wet winter. ?Walking Stick? reflects the profusion of local plant life and ?Pussy Willow? preserves the exuberance of willow in spring. ?Dogwood and Lichen? celebrates the blue of the lichen blown from larch trees after a winter storm".
Examples of Pip's work can be found at her gallery feature on the Scottish Basketmakers' Circle website. Alternatively you can phone her on  +44 (0)1852 200260, or e-mail Pip at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it