Creel making.

Karen has had a wonderful time researching the history of local Creel makers of the past.

Creels have there own type of construction, they are made upside down, originally they were made by sticking the stakes in the ground, but for ease sake Karen made a wooden frame for the stakes.

Willow was grown on every croft , protected from the grazing animals, sometimes by a stone wall .I’ve been making the east coast back creel. A basket with a rounded bottom. Fishing was a big part of the Scottish employment not only for the men , the fisher wives used to sell the fish ,taking huge loads on there backs and walking to towns to there customers