This will be an excellent film. This man is pretty much responsible for 1000's of wooden spoon being carved around the world. Here's the link to info on the film project here
at Peter Follansbee's blog. I'll hopefully finally be able to meet him when I get over to Sweden to teach this summer at Taljfest or Carvefest. Check out these links for more info here is the Taljfest facebook page
and here is the info at the website of Saterglantan
, Sweden's premier folk school where it will be held.
Today we had some visitors and new friends from Germany and Austria and a new local friend who is learning basketry from April stop by today to help harvest and pound an ash log. Got a few photos and a short video.
|lots of heart wood|
|hauling it out|
|peeling the log before pounding|
|close up of rings ready to be pulled off|
Maples are flowing better and looks like I'll be boiling some sap tomorrow. Then off to take a birch bark weaving class with Vladimir Yarish, a well known Russian birch bark weaver, who will be up at North House.
I'm still writing on the whole art and craft subject. It's seems to be turning into a chapter of info. I might have to change my ideas on how I want to approach the subject.