Saturday, October 4, 2008

First Basket


Here you can see the product of my first basket weaving attempt. The whole project from collecting the materials to the assembly took a little under an hour.

I was on a hike when I came across a tree top down across the trail and I noticed that the top was full of wild grape vines (Vitis riparia) pg.13. As I was removing the tree top from the trail I started to mess around with the grape vine and I noticed the the vines that were the diameter of a pencil WITH shaggy bark were very pliable and could be tied in knots.

I thought to myself "Self, you could make a basket out of these vines". Which I promptly did. The ribs are made from a small Grey dogwood (Cornus racemosa) branch split into sixths.

4 comments:

Mark said...

Cool Norseman...that is one of those projects I am always meaning to do.

Mungo Says Bah! said...

Nicely done! I think I'll scavenge the grape vine in the valley out back and make my first basket this coming weekend. Good inspiration - thanks!

Mungo

Brigid said...

That is really cool, and looks pretty darn good for a first try. Nice.

Survival Chick said...

Wow, very cool!