Kathleen Mc Cormick
We had wanted to visit Kathleen since our first email exchange. There was something about her approach that had us intrigued, she did not disappoint. We sat by the stove for a chat, we went to see the ducks running about the willow beds, we walked down along the Boyne with her dog and kitten and we wandered through the vegetable garden. Finally we explored her workshop while she went about weaving a scoib.
Kathleen began making baskets in her late 50’s when she took her first few days away from milking cow's every day, twice a day. She was taught by Joe Hogan in Loch na Fuaiche and that first lesson was the beginning of a life-changing journey. She now grows her own willow, by her farm, on the banks of the River Boyne. Living by the seasons, planting, teaching, learning, cutting and making. She is a pleasure to spend time with.
It was to be a quick visit but I did not want to leave.
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