Barbara Maynard Challenge Cup

I’m thrilled to announce that I have been awarded the Barbara Maynard Challenge Cup for 2020 by the Basketmakers’ Association.

Every year at its AGM the Basketmakers’ Association holds a competition for members and presents the winner with the Barbara Maynard Challenge Cup. However, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the AGM was held online this year. So instead the committee decided to award it to a member whose work has really stood out on social media in the past six months. And that turned out to be me!

I feel really honoured to see my name alongside some great basketmakers, including Tim Johnson and one of my tutors at City Lit, John Page.

If you’d like to see the images that led to the award, head over to my Instagram feed. At least now I have a justification when ESP complains about me spending too much time on social media! 😉

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Flextiles uses shibori, ecoprinting and felting to create original, one-off upcycled pieces. Extending the life of a garment by an extra nine months reduces its environmental impact by 20-30%.

21 thoughts on “Barbara Maynard Challenge Cup”

  1. Congratulations! Your blog posts are always fun – I love reading about the challenges you set yourself, and clearly the judges do too!

  2. Congratulations! I have enjoyed reading about the way your work develops and seeing your beautiful baskets. 🙂

  3. Congratulations Kim! Your adventures in weaving are so much fun to follow. The Cup is well deserved!

  4. Congratulations, your work is amazing. I have been following you for years and we also briefly met in a fair when I was visiting London. I have one of your scarfs!

  5. Kim I’m delighted for you. You have given us so much insight (the negs & pozs) into your ‘found’ craft in a very readable entertaining way….so yes, your award is well deserved. Many many pats on the back….🤗🤗🤗

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