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weaving a dragon!!!


By sandra


we love to have a Halloween bonfire. This year we decided to have a go at weaving a “something” to burn. in the past we have weaved a 6ft ball which decided it was rugby ball shaped as it main frame was not as strong as it needed to be..last year we attempted a butterfly which turned out more like a snail…
This year it started as a giant sweet pea wigwam..

It was at this point strong enough to trap a medium sized child..

With a few friends joining me we decided to add ears..

then some eyes with tree fern lashes…

The plan is to start a fire get it good and hot then place the dragon over the fire which we are hoping with act as a chimney and draw the fire up and out of its mouth. But we needed to to more weaving to block up the sides of the chimney..

Can’t believe how much of my willow it has used….and we still need one more weaving session to finish to the top.
Hope you like our attempt at weaving a dragon..:-)

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It looks great! Well done :)

19 Oct, 2014


it's mine too Snoop. can't wait to see if it breaths fire...

19 Oct, 2014


And it's mine :)
It's brilliant Sandra. Show us a photo of it burning on Halloween ! :D

19 Oct, 2014


Thanks's been lovely working with a few friends to make it. going to add some finishing touches on wednesday afternoon.

19 Oct, 2014


It's a nice change from a 'guy' :)

19 Oct, 2014


Just make sure the medium sized child is not still inside though

19 Oct, 2014


good safety tip there

20 Oct, 2014


lovely project, shame it went up in smoke - but you'll be able to make more when needed!

17 Nov, 2014


we are under pressure now to come up with a plan for NYE...and there is not much willow left on this year crop after this...

17 Nov, 2014


sure you'll think of something, being as inventive as you are!

19 Nov, 2014

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