Hands at work…

As part of this weeks theme from the Basketry Association I made a little video of my hands working a simple trac border on a rush basket.

I harvested the rush on the River Gipping this summer and am making some rush baskets to include at the craft fair at Star Wing Brewery on the 3rd and 4th December. So these baskets are Suffolk made from start to finish. 😊

Karen Lawrence Basketry

Christmas tree O Christmas tree….

Karen Lawrence Basketry

Willow trees ready for the Christmas craft fair starting a week today @star_wing_brewery. The decorations on them are made from wood and bark.
Swipe for details. 😊

DM me if you would like me to post you one. £15 inc P&P

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My latest make…

Karen Lawrence Basketry

My most recent make is a log basket, super sturdy with an English foot.

Pictures include another photo bombing pet, this time Adela, our wire haired vizla. Thank you to my son Aidan for taking the pictures. 😊

Karen Lawrence Basketry plus Adela

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Chicken bomber…

Karen Lawrence Basketry

And so it begins… I know we don’t want to think about Christmas too early but craft folk have no choice because lovely things take time to make. This lot is heading to @histonholly where Jane creates beautiful wreath making kits.

Swipe to see our resident photo bomber 😊 #willow #willowwreaths #willowwreathkit #homemade #doorwreath #personaldecorations #madeinsuffolk #thebasketmakersassociation #chickenphotobomber

Karen Lawrence Basketry

Winter Ready…

A finished log basket in Dicky Meadows and Black Maul. I love doing square work. 😊

Karen Lawrence Basketry

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The Waveney arts and crafts centre…

Karen Lawrence Basketry

I taught Karen and Suzi at a brand new studio on Saturday. Opened by Helen Nottage this month, the Waveney Arts and crafts centre is an oasis of tranquility. The workshop space is a converted cart lodge on Helen’s farm.

We had such a lovely day making hanging baskets and long frame baskets. The weather was beautiful and Helen made a stunning lunch which I forgot to take a photo of 😂.

Check out her website and Facebook page. Upcoming workshops include still life painting, clay sculpture, stained glass and upholstery.

Karen Lawrence Basketry
Karen Lawrence Basketry

Waveney Arts and Crafts centre, Nene Valley Farm, Seething, Norfolk, NR15 1EN

Helen Nottage, 01508 483900

Helennottage483@btinternet.com

Plant support…

Back @star_wing_brewery yesterday for a one to one with Alison. A keen gardener, her great plant support attracted lots of attention from folk on their way to buy bread and cake from Mick the baker. 😊 #willow #willowplantsupport #willowweaving #willowtuition #sunnydays #weavingoutside #learnsomethingnew

Karen Lawrence Basketry