Sunday, 11 December 2011

Christmas Wreath

Just popped this up on the front door. My daughter and I made it from materials gathered from the woods.
We used a laurel sapling as the hoop, with Yew, Holly and Ivy for decoration.
Willow fibres held it together and to hang it on the door.

Hope you all have a good Christmas folks. :)

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Not had much time to make recently, but as I've moved on some blades recently I thought I'd swap my main user (enzo traper) for one I made a while back. Its one I forged out of an old rasp. It was a bit bulky originally so the handles been re-worked and a new edge ground on. I love the birch bark spacers when they are all cleaned up. The rest is leather, brass, birch burr and Sycamore if I remember rightly, all foraged in the woods or from bits of scrap. The Bolster is Buffalo horn, not exactly a local find but nice to work with.

Its been a tad chilly of late so i made it and another old knife a new sheath. Sorry about the picture quality.

Hoping to get making again soon.