Don’t Forget the Daffodils!

Don’t Forget the Daffodils!

It’s that time of year when lots of people have been gathering dandelion stems, to use in cordage and basketry. Dandelions are great, I’m a big fan, but they are not the only gift from nature to be gathering right now. Here, the daffodil leaves are all...
Wren’s Ammonite Ribbon Twirler Tutorial

Wren’s Ammonite Ribbon Twirler Tutorial

aWren is always interested in what I’m making. The other day, she was looking at some samples of coil work that I had made for a tutorial and started swishing one of them about, like a ribbon twirler. We both decided that it would be fun to make one with proper...
Saying Goodbye to Raffia Baskets

Saying Goodbye to Raffia Baskets

I have wanted to work exclusively with plants from my garden or plants that I can gather locally, for a long while. I made a good amount of progress towards this goal, early last year, but having to move to several temporary homes, whilst waiting to find our proper...