Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Basket Making Video Using Tulip Poplar

One of my facebook friends, Plantain Patch, shared this wonderful video. Doug Elliott shows us how to use Tulip Poplar,Liriodendron tulipifera, to make our own baskets! Now if you are unfamiliar with Doug Elliott, I highly recommend his books. They are just a joy to read! He is down to earth and full of useful and fun information on a huge variety of natural subjects. The book he wrote, Wildwood Wisdom is one of my all time favorites.

When Plantain shared about these baskets, I was immediately interested. You might remember I shared earlier this year about this trees medicinal uses. We have a huge one overhanging our yard, and this year I have found a couple saplings started from it. Making these baskets don’t look hard at all and when my saplings are bigger I am going to give it a go. Who knows, I might find a sapling to use soon during one of my woods rambles:) Will share about it when I do get to make my own baskets. Enjoy the video!


Lemon Verbena Lady said...

So this is what you have been up to besides FACEBOOK! I briefly made baskets. Not to good! I'll share sometime. Glad to see you back blogging, Leslie! xxoo Nancy

Comfrey Cottages said...

LOL I am sorely behind here at blogger. Both on posting and commenting on posts! just ONE of the things I have been up to Nancy:) When I see you posting daily and all that you do I feel like a total slacker! love you ladyxoxoxo

*Ulrike* said...

My aunt learned how to make these baskets from an old man up in the mountains of North Carolina. She made some beautiful baskets too, and we kept asking her to share how they were made. Now I don't have to ask anymore!!! Wow! I really want to make one of these! Thanks for sharing this Leslie!!
Take Care,

Comfrey Cottages said...

You are so welcome Ulrike! Please do share when you make them! xoxox

Rita M said...

nice video - very well done I think.