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)
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".