Friday, March 18, 2011

Weaving Materials from the Woods

I headed for the woodpile to get some bark before the birch logs get chopped up. Birch bark is certainly beautiful on the outside but I'm always amazed at the colors in the layers underneath.

The coppers, browns and soft pinks that show up are wonderful and make weaving with bark such a pleasure. I've been working on more little bark baskets and will have fun matching the colors of the new bark I collected with the wax linen.

The weather has been feeling spring like. I hesitate to use the word spring for what happens here in the Maritime provinces. Just when you think the nice weather is here to stay it snows again. In all of my years of gardening it has been a rare one that doesn't produce a bit more snow just after Mother's day. I kid you not! Here's a good sign of things to come I found today though.


Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald said...

You found pussy willows! Yay! Spring is just around the corner. I love your blog, by the way. Your articles put a smile on my face :-)

Salix said...

That bark is beautiful. Looking forward to seeing your baskets made with it.

RedTwigBrownTwig said...

Hi Jo-Ann, thanks for stopping by!

Needleit said...

Ohhhh! Pussywillows! Thanks for the reminder I have to find a few for the house. :)

SoLoVeLy said...

very interesting pictures!great blog!