Mary Crabb


Forces in Translation

At the beginning of 2020 I joined Forces in Translation, an inspiring group of people to work together to develop, explore and share our specialities in basketry, maths and anthropology. The project is funded by The Royal Society, Leverhulme Trust and the University of St. Andrews.

‘Forces in Translation works at the interface between basketry, mathematics and anthropology. We explore how the bodily knowledge in basket-weaving enhances spatial and geometric understanding through the gestural moves we make and bodily skills we use. The making process, from material to artefact, from plant to basket, further reveals important links with innovative and design thinking, from planning and problem-solving, to dexterity, attention focus and creating narratives. This has relevance for education, spatial awareness, geometric understanding, and creativity.’ (From the Forces in Translation website).

To find out more about the project please visit the Forces in Translation website.

The following posts were part of my contribution to the Forces in Translation project they have been shared on this website with the kind permission of the project team.

Forces In Translation

1.2 Cone Weaving Drawings

Following on from the initial Cone Weaving Investigations (see post) on day one of the the Ruthin Studio Trials, Ricardo and I were still engrossed

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