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Gog and Magog have new barnyard friends!

Gog and Magog have new barnyard friends!

Remember me telling everyone about my McKnight/Arrowhead Regional Art Council fellowship grant trip to England last year, where I worked on weaving the 14 ft. willow effigies Gog and Magog with my host, basketmaker and seatweaver Olivia Elton Barratt? Well, as you might also recall, she now holds the highest position of Prime Warden in the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers, which is a guild going […]

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English Willow Giants–Gog and Magog

English Willow Giants–Gog and Magog

As I mentioned in the July issue of Wicker Woman’s Weavings, President of the Basketmakers’ Association, Olivia Elton Barratt and other members of the Basketmakers’ Association (BA) are building two, 14 ft. buff willow “giants” called Gog and Magog. That’s Olivia’s artist’s rendition above of Magog–Gog has a “ball and chain on a stick”. These giants are Olivia’s project during her 2006-2007 term in the […]

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