Traditional weaving display at Pictavia

Amy Laurence and Becky Duncan pictured by the Pictish Throne on display in Pictavia, Brechin.

Amy Laurence and Becky Duncan pictured by the Pictish Throne on display in Pictavia, Brechin.

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Pictavia is set to play host to a demonstration of basket weaving this Saturday (August 16).

Rachel Bower of Woven Willow will be at Pictavia from 12 noon to 3 p.m., making baskets using traditional weaving techniques, similar to those used by the Picts.

A spokesperson for the event explained: “Different colours are obtained by processes including boiling and steaming.

“During the winter months when the ‘sap is down’ Rachel also collects material from local hedgerows to add different colours and textures.

“Come along and see Rachel at work, chat to her about the techniques used, and have the chance to buy some of her original work.”

As well as playing host to traditional weaving demonstrations, Pictavia has welcomed back the replica Pictish Throne.

The throne is on display at the centre until October 31.

The spokesperson added: “The throne was commissioned, and is loaned to Pictavia by National Museums Scotland.

“Traditional craft techniques were used to create the throne, which is based on a carving found on a sculptured cross-slab stone at Fowlis Wester in Perthshire.”

Normal entrance fees apply to all events at Pictavia – there is no extra charge and booking is not required.

For further details, please call 01356 626241 or visit www.pictavia.org.uk.