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!