I haven’t been getting much spinning or knitting done lately, but I did manage to get our big King apple tree pruned last weekend
He still looks a little wild and crazy, but at least I got all the new upright growth out- which is a lot!
And it occurred to me as the whips piled up that it might be fun to try my hand at using them to create a wattle fence panel. Something I could use as an afternoon sun-shade for the chickens in the summer.
So I sorted the cuttings, and kept out the ones that seemed most suitable.
I probably should have taken some instruction from tutorials online, but I just dove in and got started, stabilizing the “warp” branches in a raised garden bed and then weaving lighter whips back and forth across them.
I’m pretty pleased with how it’s turning out. I think it’s about as big as I need, but before I pull it out of the ground I’m going to need to stabilize it.
So I guess it’s back to the internet. I’m sure someone’s got a handy YouTube video that will be of help!
That is really cool! They made one on the Edwardian Farm show. You.can watch it for free online.
I’ll have to check it out. I’ve watched most of Victorian Farm, but hadn’t gotten to the Edwardian series. I think that the idea was in my head from the Craeft book-
That is what I figured. But the Edwardian Farm demo made it a lot clearer to me.