Weaving Willow And Rope

Discussion in 'Hobbies and Crafts' started by Daniel W, Dec 5, 2022.

  1. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Yeah I'm impressed Daniel. It's clever and functional and even looks good. But ..... Is it washable? And does it do the laundry?
     
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    This is bloody fabulous!! You could have a market there Mr. Daniel.
     
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    Maybe a heavy scotchgaurd?? or a towel inside to catch drips?

    If it does the laundry I'd like to sign up now :)
     
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    I might just throw it into the into the washer / dryer to see what happens. It's really handy for taking pies in and out of the pie box, and cushioning and holding them to protect them from damage. I would definitely buy one if they already existed. But also a fun project.

    I have made doggie tug-o-war rope toys using heavy cotton clothesline and macrame. Given that doggie slobber can be gross, I machine wash them. They do shrink quite a bit, but otherwise come out OK.
     
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  5. Pacnorwest

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    Daniel … oh hurray … luv macrema anything , it is fabulous too. It was really hot in the 80s. All those hanging beauties. Now it’s coming back under the disguise of the Bo Ho look.
    I do have a couple on my walls.
     
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    Here is my first attempt at the rope bowl in the videos in the original post. I left it flat instead of curving into bowl, although I still might do that.

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    This was fun. A quiet thing to do.

    This morning it was on Rufus's bed. I wonder how it got there? :rolleyes:
     
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    Beautifully done…Daniel…:smt041
     
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  8. Pacnorwest

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    yes bamboo has many uses.. I have several stands to cut down.. totally died after flowering last summer. So will have many nice long bamboo stems to use for various projects.
     
  9. AAnightowl

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    Interesting ideas @Daniel W. Bamboo is rather invasive here.

    People sell the poles in eBay and elsewhere, and they seem to make $$$$ on them.

    Grape vines are good weaving material for baskets, wreaths or whatever. I have not had time to do anything with them. Wisteria vines are also good.

    I used to do a bit of macrame. You can make nice plant hangers with that craft.

    I think I am going to get a few T posts for my beans this year. The tomato stakes have had it and are falling over. I have chicken wire strung between the tomato stakes. The T posts won't fall over.
     
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    I don't know how I could have missed this thread! Again, @Daniel W, your skills and your imagination is awe-inspiring.

    A chap I know made some willow obelisks for climbers. They took root and started growing, which was not the plan. I thought it would be fun to have a growing obelisk but he decided to remove it and use bamboo instead.
     
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    Willow obelisks sounds great. Willow obelisks rooting is also showing how invasive willows are . Never plant near plumbing or ponds .. even holding tanks…I have one weeping tri-color willow. It constantly tries to take over the whole area. It’s a beautiful lil tree and leaf colors with pink, lime, and white. But a real buggar to keep in it’s place. When trimming the willow I set aside a few branches in the greenhouse to soak the stems in water a few days. Saving the water from the soaking stems also makes a great growth hormone for cuttings and starter for many plants.
     

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