While at the cabin I have been working with Birch bark again. Using a small piece of bark not suitable for containers, I made Emma this simple little boat
I used split Willow to hold the ends together and lashed them with strips of bark. I had to set a small stone in the boat as ballast.
I should have used glue or Pine resin to seal the ends of the boat, as after a couple of minutes on the water, the boat sank!
I have also been improving my skills with making containers.
I am using Black Spruce for the container tops and bases as you can split it into even pieces and it is easy to carve. I bought a cheap pair of scissors from the Dollar Store which produce the patterned edge.
Very nice work. Glad to see the North is trating you well. Regards, Charlie.
Very nice work. Glad to see the North is treating you well. Regards, Charlie.
Hej, hur går det med svenskan? Fina burkar! Hur har du satt ihop dem?
Det gå bra ;>)
I used glue for these but I will also put up some pictures of container I have made with using glue.