Sally Roach
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My Events

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park Summer Fair
30 Jun 2018 -
12:00 to 17:00
Summer Fair including woodland crafts, craft stalls, basket making, food stalls, pond dipping.
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park Summer Fair
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Hertfordshire County Show
Repeats every day until Sun May 27 2018.
26 May 2018 -
08:30 to 18:00
Basketry Tent
Hertfordshire County Show
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July Open Studios

Cambridge Open Studios 2018
Cambridge Open Studios 2018
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basketry, fibre artist, basketmaker
Basket maker and fibre artist working in natural and found/recycled materials. Work reflects love of colour.
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I am inspired by the world around me, particularly flowers, land and seascapes. I love colour and this often determines my choice of materials and techniques, whereas I often start weaving with only a vague idea of the final form.  I work with anything from cane, rush and willow to found materials, textiles and paper.  I use a range of techniques from stake and strand, plaiting and frame to twining, netting and coiling – producing both functional baskets and more sculptural work.

I  completed the City & Guilds Creative Basketry Course at City Lit in London in 2013 – using the Wildflower Meadows at the Olympic Park to inspire my final pieces.  The exhibition was reviewed on Homebuildlifer

Exhibitions and events

  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park Summer Festival June 2018 - with Basketry Collective - mini workshops and demonstrations
  • Herts County Show with Herts Basketry May 2018- display of baskets and weaving demonstration
  • Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park Summer Festival 2017 - opportunity for members of the public to weave games and keyring holders
  • Herts County Show with Herts Basketry - display of baskets and weaving demonstration
  • Reach Festival, September 2016
  • July 2016
  • Cambridge Union Christmas Market Dec 2015
  • , July 2015
  • , Riverhouse Barn Art Centre, Walton on Thames, March-April 2015 – organised by the Basketry Association 
  • , Cambridge - August 2014 – exhibition by members of the Basketry Collective
  • , August-Sept 2014 –  collaborative sculpture by members of the Basketry Collective
  • , Mill Green Museum, Hatfield, June/July 2014
  • June 2014 – opportunity for children and adults to weave/plait into a geodome structure, led by members of the Basketry Collective
  • , City Lit, London, July 2013 – City Lit City and Guilds students
  • Awarded the Barbara Maynard Cup by the Basketmakers’ Association in 2012 for Promising City Lit student.

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