About the Artist
Sheila uses traditional basket-making tech- niques to create functional baskets and decorative items using mainly unstripped willow rods.
Sheila made her first basket in Ireland about twelve years ago with the idea of making an alternative style of coffin. The coffin has still not materialised but since moving back to Scotland she has been enjoying learning traditional basket-making techniques from established makers and developing her skills.
During the last year she has attended several workshops which have inspired her to create different types of baskets, including Irish Weave and Zarzo designs, which she will be making during the event. Using a range of willow varieties which each have their own bark colour, often browns and greens, some orange, red or black and combining these colours with the textures created by different weaves gives each piece its individual character.
DirectionsTraveling from Stirling take the A811 west then the B822 through Kippen and over the hill to Fintry. Turn left at Fintry cross. Greenvale Cottage is nearly 1 mile along the B822 head- ing east out of Fintry, on the left just beyond the church.
Willow Basket Making with Sheila Patrick
Most days throughout FVAB, weather permitting.
Contact DetailsTel: 01360 860009
Mobile: 07952 660933