At Garland, we love stories of string. Robyn McKenzie’s essay on string-figures is particularly memorable. This rich article from a publication about coastal cultures includes the story of how perfectly preserved papyrus rope was discovered in a man-made cave in the ancient Egyptian harbour of Saww. String-lovers will enjoy this.
4,000-year-old string discovered in Egypt
Becoming blind to climate change: An age-old Japanese solution
Art for whales ✿ A driftwood tribute from Golden Bay
Catriona Pollard ✿ A basketmaker's holiday
Helen Ganalmirriwuy ✿ The magnificent gunga mat
Baskets for lemurs ✿ An epic challenge
Anne Jillett ✿ "Sitting on a milk crate each week..."
Nicole Robins ✿ It's all in the loop
Manami Aoki ✿ Kushi-ireru-ki (hair of wood)