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the start of a willow orb....


By sandra


Autumn is here at last and with the nursery and the tipi camp tidied up its time to chop everything back in the garden….i have loads of willow which has given me a plentyfull supply of weaveable wood. To take advantage of a few visiting young uns a plan was hatched……

enter chris laura richard dave and jack….

we have tried to make 4 strong hoops….it turns out they could have been stronger ….

having only made small willow sculpture before there were moments when i thought it was all going to collapse…

chris laura and richard were all keen to help..Richard in the front is on leave from a tour in Afghanistan…he’s gone back now till february…:-(

this is chris my nephew and his girlfriend laura…

we tried to lock the four rings together to make some sort of ball shape…

as we are in wales it decided it was going to be rugby ball shaped…lol

there were a few hairy moments when we thought it was going to collapse…but we carried on strengthening it with more willow…

as we added the willow we all became more confident with the whole thing….its still a work in progress. but i think it is strong enough now and i have accepted the egg shape…

will do a follow up when we have another go at it….
Sandra :-)

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Brilliant Sandra, wow it looks like hard work but great fun .

29 Oct, 2011


thanks Tulsalady....we have had two goes at it and each time we are finding new

29 Oct, 2011


Excellent Sandra... "Willow Egg" ;o)

added to GoYpedia Pruning...

29 Oct, 2011


That looks like a challenge and a lot of fun, so pleased you all accepted, it will be good to see its progress, I think the shape is very appropiate Sandra...

29 Oct, 2011


thanks TT....
its been fun so far Lincs...rain stopped play today though...

29 Oct, 2011


Gosh, what a lot of effort, well done you lot...

29 Oct, 2011


thanks...its great that the autumn is here and i have the time Bamboo.

29 Oct, 2011


An exciting project Sandra :o)

29 Oct, 2011


Agree with Hywel

30 Oct, 2011



30 Oct, 2011


oh, that's clever! must make notes

17 Nov, 2014


thanks Fran...the thing we learnt from this effort was to make the skeleton as strong as u can..this started life as a football but decided it wanted to be a rugby ball after a few was fun though..

17 Nov, 2014


don't think I'd be strong enough to make one, at least one that'd last more than a day! but hope you have/had better luck with the next one you tried

19 Nov, 2014

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