Favorites June 2016

June 28th, 2016 No Comments

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Ah, late June—the season of the Willow Weavers!

This year’s Willow Gathering focused on traditional basket work and hosted instructors Joe Hogan from Ireland, Katherine Lewis from Washington, Karen Tembreull from Michigan and Joanna Schanz from Iowa.  They led their participants through in-depth projects that left them famished for their lunches.  It’s amazing how much energy is required for this kind of concentration. 

 

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Joe brought them though the process of building a traditional lobster basket trap; they go in but they don’t go out.  I’m not sure if it works on midwestern raccoons but it’s a beautiful shape.

 

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They say you have to reach into the small hole to fetch the lobsters out.  Carefully reach, that is.

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Driftwood handled baskets with Lake Superior cured driftwood

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Many of them resembled boats with such flowing and organic shapes. It was amazing to watch the creations unfold throughout the week.

 

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May your summer be full of good fun, good friends, and good food! 

 

Sláinte!

 

 

 

Favorites June 2016

 

 

Mystery revealed—will make some soon

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Please let me visit you 

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Art of my friend John Snyder

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Check out the PodRide…love those Swedes.  Here’s another version.

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Life changing loaf of bread by My New Roots — a new favorite site

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If you’re in the neighborhood…the restaurant in particular

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The amazing and available Cardboard

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Talkin’ a little shop with Hotel Pan capacities and other Weights and Measures conversations from Food University

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Two faves for natural running techniques—the Sock Doc and The Natural Running Center, especially if you are new to minimalism

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Incredible

 

 

 

Sometimes the extra pair of eyes can help…

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From Willowglen

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Coldwater driftwood

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