Rickinghall art fair…

Karen Lawrence basketry

I’m calling this one ‘the little Red Riding Hood’. I think she would have liked this basket. Plenty of room for treats for grandma.

For sale at the Rickinghall Art Fair, at St Mary’s church, Rickinghall, in the shop. There will also be cards and prints for sale in this area so come and have a look! August 13th,14th and 15th. 10am-4pm.

willow #willowbasket #carryyourtreats #rickinghallartfair #augustartfair #suffolkartfair #madeinsuffolk.

Rickinghall Art Fair.

I’m helping to organise this exhibition with @carolinesomervilledesign. Do come along if you can. August 13th,14th and 15th. 10am-4pm each day.

We have 28 East Anglian artists showing their work, there will be a wide variety from basketry 😊 to prints and paintings, ceramics to photography. I’m really excited about seeing it all come together and it will be lovely to see as many people as possible there.

Parking available in Rickinghall village hall. #rickinghallartfair #artfairinsuffolk #eastanglianartists


Karen Lawrence Basketry

I started making some willow bark cordage yesterday. It’s for a collaboration with Julia Edwards a local potter.

I’ll be needing a lot more than this!

It’s a slow process. The willow was harvested at the beginning of the year, the bark stripped in early summer and then the cordage takes time to make.

However, it’s an incredibly relaxing thing to make. You get into a rhythm and just get lost in the making. Head to my Instagram account to see a little video of me making it 😊 @karen_lawrence_basketry

New shop…

Karen Lawrence Basketry

This little lot plus a couple of bees and dragonflies are off to a new shop opening @clare_castle_country_park mid to late August.

Keep an eye on their page for the grand opening. It’s a beautiful park for a wander and a cuppa or maybe a picnic if the sun continues to shine.

Karen Lawrence Basketry

Retirement gift…

Karen Lawrence Basketry

Last week I made this square basket. It was commissioned by a group of teachers as a retirement gift for a colleague.

Lots of elements to this basket, including the grab handles, domed lid, partitions inside and the fun of whittling a hazel peg for the top closure.

It went off to its new home today. I’m looking forward to seeing it full of lovely things. It’s due to be used as a sewing basket.

Karen Lawrence Basketry
Karen Lawrence Basketry