Alison Shaw

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My first taste of basket making was in 1997 when I embarked on a ten week evening course in Edinburgh.  That was it, I was hooked!

Since then I have attended a wide range of courses covering different techniques and materials and learning from some of the most experienced basketmakers in the country.

I work mainly in willow and my baskets are of a practical nature that people can enjoy using.  Basket making for me is primarily a hobby, which I find is excellent therapeutic contrast to my full time job as Office Administrator for the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain, based in Cumbria.