Cane for shell baskets: Processing by hand

by Mary Crabb I ended my previous post about the recreation of a World War One artillery shell basket seen at the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL 90/43) with a question about how to process the ca...

An Introduction to the Shell Basket

by Mary Crabb   My interest in shell baskets began with an Internet search of the Museum of English Rural Life’s (MERL) online collection. Having visited MERL some years before to view their ama...

War and Remembrance – Shell Basket Documentary

  War and Remembrance is a short film about the work of basketmaker and maths teacher, Mary Crabb. The film charts the beginning of Mary’s research into First World War shell baskets – in partic...