Stick weaving brings Invernevis residents and Caol pupils together

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Renowned Fort William stick weaving expert Mary Carol Souness recently brought Invernevis House and pupils from Caol Primary School together for a collaboration using the versatile handicraft form.

This proved another demonstration of just how stick weaving can be a fun way to recycle and create something new, practical and yet, out-of-the-ordinary.

​The history of stick weaving appears to stretch back to the peg loom from Neolithic times.

​It is great fun, accessible to most people and as Mary Carol has previously stated: ‘You can make all sorts of things – the only limit is your imagination.’

The Caol youngsters were from the school’s primary five and six classes and following the visit a spokesperson from the school said: ‘P5/6 enjoyed a lovely afternoon with their parents as they demonstrated their stick weaving skills and presented their completed ‘Walk in the Park’ wall hanging that is soon to be hung in Invernevis House. ‘