Hedge row Baskets
Pick long brambles using secateurs
Using gloves, rub with rough sandpaper to remove thorns.
Choose 8 similar sized brambles and cut to about 1 foot long for the spokes
make splits into the middle of four and put the other 4 through them.
Follow the videos below to make the basket.
Willow Bark .
Willow bark is an amazing nature material to work with , it like leather. It can be taken from coppiced branches in the spring to the summer when the sap is travelling up and down the Branches.
It is not safe to cut the bark from living/ growing trees, that is why the branches must be coppiced or cut first, removing the bark can kill most trees.
Here is a great video on how to do this safely: