TASTE FOR CRAFT: MY GOODNESS AND WILD ROSE BASKETRY
In a first for Cork Craft Month, Cork Craft and Design Members and The English Market Traders are to collaborate on the synchronicities between both Craft Industries. This Collaborative Event will take place across the social media platforms of the Trader. This Sustainable Craft and Food Collaboration with My Goodness and Wild Rose Basketry is the final collaboration in this series.
My Goodness was established in 2015 by Dónal and Virginia O’Gara. My Goodness is an award-winning ethical health focused business that specialises in vegan, raw, sugar free, gluten free and fermented probiotic products. All ingredients are sourced from local and organic suppliers where possible. Call in and try their delicious Vegan Nachos or best selling filtered rainwater kombucha and kefir! My Goodness are working towards becoming a zero waste company and accommodate in-store refills of their on tap fermented probiotic kefir and kombucha. You can find out more on their website.
Rosemary Kavanagh, based in West Cork, is the two hands behind Wild Rose Basketry. Rosemary has dedicated the past 10 years of her life to courting Ancient Arts and many ways of the land that are wise and wrinkled with time. It is her belief that creation is what makes us human. And by creating beauty through healthy relationship to place, heritage, and our inspiration we create resilient and meaningful culture. Rosemary has primarily dedicated herself to the ancient art of willow basketry for the last 8 years—although she has also studied traditional bark tanning, leather craft, fibre arts (felting, knitting, spinning and natural dying), herbalism, wild foods, and organic gardening. She is blessed to have studied these Ancient Arts in North America and across Ireland, learning from many humble masters of these great traditions. Her primary teachers are Joseph Hogan in Co. Galway and Alison Fitzgerald in Co. Armagh. Rosemary grows over 20 varieties of heritage basketry willow in West Limerick that she has collected from her teachers across Ireland. In the winter, you will find her in the sally garden harvesting the rods by hand with a traditional hook, singing her way through the cold, sorting the bundles by size in barrels, and tending the garden for the years to come.
In the final collaboration we see the beauty of Craft and Craft food combined. Don’t miss this Sustainable Craft and Food Collaboration with My Goodness and Wild Rose Basketry.