Saturday, February 15, 2014

Willow basket

Snowy greetings! Well I just finished my latest project, a willow basket. I have some pics from beginning to end. I harvested some weeping willow this winter and some red osier dogwood, which I used in this basket.
 Getting started is the hard part.Here I'm starting to work up with the twining. Rock helps to hold it in place.
 Weeping willow has a greeny yellow color right now, more yellow in summer time.
 I put red osier dogwood on top for some interest and color.
 I love the variations of hues the willow naturally has in the bark.
Here is the completed basket bound on the edge with a rice stalk twine for stability and strength.