Apple Warp, Apple Weft

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!


  1. Donna Schoonover

    That is really cool! They made one on the Edwardian Farm show. You.can watch it for free online.

    • denisemor

      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-


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