My First Basket Willow Harvest!
Just look at those colours!
This is very exciting; just thinking about weaving gorgeous baskets from my own willow is enough to make me rapturous. (There’s something wrong with my camera — that black triangle at the top left is in every photo.) I don’t imagine that I have enough this first year to weave anything large, but I can make something useful and beautiful.
This weather is so wonderful — it’s difficult to believe that it’s only March 16. On March 7 I posted about my sally garden and you can see there was still plenty of snow then. These are the same willow rods from that picture and it’s a good thing I got to it today as they are supposed to be harvested before they begin sprouting.
Today I’m drilling holes in two chair seats so I can do a traditional cane weave on them. I’ll post about that another day, but it might even be warm enough to begin the weaving outside…spring fever has begun!
That’s all for now! I just had to share my excitement.