Report on endangered basketmaking skills

10th March 2021  |  OUR STORIES | RESEARCH

Endangered Baskets in the UKThis report arises from the first UK-wide survey of the endangered basketry skills we carried out in partnership with the Basketmakers’ Association, the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers and the Museum of English Rural Life.

Its aims were to raise awareness, to create a list of endangered skills, and to consult with the basketmaking community to develop an action plan to safeguard these skills as part of our intangible cultural heritage.

Findings from the report, authored by Mary Lewis and Selena Chandler, will inform the 2021 edition of the HCA Red List of Endangered Crafts due to be published in May.

View the report