The Basketmakers’ Association Spring School was held in Harrogate Ladies College between 7 – 12 April 2024.
There were a series of talks held by the tutors on a wide range of topics.

The first of these talks was by Sue Kirk on how she was inspired by Stanislaw Dziubak who invented the Polish asymmetric basket

Our next talk was by Mary Crabb who was the tutor running the Twining – exploring surfaces and enclosed forms course.
Mary spoke about her involvement in the Forces in Translation project.

Marys talk will be uploaded shortly

Rachel Hutton who was running The Basketmakers’ Toolkit course was showing attendees how to clean and sharpen their tools.

Lewis Goldwater did a great talk about Identifying trees in Winter. He has also been kind enough to give us the presentation, whisket making workshop resources and a guide to common conifers in Winter.

The video that is shown in the talk can be seen here. The making of the basket is between 01:13 – 02:33 and then you can see the basket being used between 06:15 – 06:50.

Our next talk was by Simone Simons who was the tutor running the Esparto course.

The talk shows a presentation which can be seen here

Our next talk was by Jane Bradley who was the tutor running the rush course. Jane talks about how she got into basketry.