Our Products

 

Ordering Contact

To order any of our range of products or make further enquiries, either phone Catherine or Pascal on 07760 414790 or use our online contact form here.

Where we are

 

Come and see the workshop
and gallery on our Croft,
Isle of Eigg

Buydesign Gallery, Jedbrugh

 








 

 

 

About Us

The Makers:

Catherine Davies and Pascal Carr

It all started in 1999....
Catherine’s world changed after she had been on a weekend course in beginners' basketry  with Jane Wilkinson.  She became passionate about willow and  the low impact, sustainable nature of weaving with willow . We then went on to obtain  Millenium Forest for Scotland awards to promote traditional willow and woodland craft skills.  In 2000 we moved to the Isle of Eigg where we planted willow and built a workshop. 

Catherine developed her skills with training from Joe Hogan in Ireland, and then went on to sell her baskets. She also began teaching and demonstrating basketry and exhibiting her work.  Catherine sustained a permanent shoulder injury in 2004 and found that she needed Pascal to help with the bigger willow rods; he then got the bug and is now a trained basket maker. In 2008 Catherine was awarded a Scottish Arts Council grant for training from Lois Walpole in France, in the use of recycled materials for basketry.  

We are still as passionate about willow and all its uses. We continue to promote the traditional skills of basket-making and strive to demonstrate it’s relevance as a viable source of employment and as a means of  reducing our reliance on unsustainable plastics. 
 

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