Balnacra Arts by Vicky Stonebridge

basket playing

I’ve been busy with sticks & willow. I gathered a lot of my own, then on 16th March was involved in organising a workshop to plant a new Willow bed at our community site, the tutor also showed us how to make, some simple plant supports and a Willow platter. Later that day, and again on Sunday after a busy day’s volunteering work, i used up the remaining willow from the class with some very crude willow i’d cut myself. Experimenting with new techniques to try & work out how to do things and how far i could push these larger less pliable willows. I got a bit obbsessed for a couple of days! The results are shamefully rough compared to anything else i’ve ever seen, but I really enjoy the process, the colours and techniques. I love my rough baskets!

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Very annoyed at this vandal who's been cutting down trees that don't belong to them in a small copse of trees i walk through everyday. If they're poor and desperate for firewood there's tonnes of felled seasoned logs just 12m away. Or fallen trees blocking paths nearby.  Or other places not far which need thinning out. Some people have no sense of a place, no respect for nature, no regard for the environment or how precious native trees are. I'm going to track them down, i take trees seriously. 😢 🌲💕
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