In 2016 I was delighted to join a community engagement research project on First World War Baskets. The project is being led by the
Everyday Lives in War Engagement Centre (ELIW), University of Hertfordshire and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

My involvement in the project has two strands to it.

I am researching FWW artillery shell baskets, made in their thousands for the transportation of shells to the Front. My focus has been primarily on an unusual shell basket held in the collection at the Museum of English Rural Life in Reading. My aim has been to record, research and finally weave a replica of the basket. So far this has proved to be very challenging and a great opportunity to learn some new skills and work with new materials too.

Alongside this I am continuing to progress my own creative project called Significant Figures. This is essentially an project with remembrance at its core. By combining my interest in maths with making, I am creating pieces that represent the facts and figures relating to my Grandmother's boyfriend Cecil, who was killed in France in 1916.
I hope to take this work out to groups as part of an illustrated talk 'Significant Figure' from September 2017. Please see the Talks page of the website. Alternatively if you would like some more information please get in touch.

I will be contributing to the project at regular intervals and will post links to related information as it becomes available online.