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kurs i pilebark, silja levin

Video om pilebark 8 minutter

Pilebark er et fantastisk materiale, som gir mange muligheter for å flette forskjellige kurver og bruksgjenstander. Kurvene vi fletter kurs er små gjenstander, som for eksempel fat, små vesker, kurver i runde og firkantede former. Pilebarken er høstet av pil som jeg dyrker til 3-4 årige stokker. Dette gir en tykk og sterk bark til å flette …

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3 bags and a backpack

I got awarded for 4 baskets. The baskets i participated with, is the series of backpack, creel and two bags – Eir – Lin – Sol – Var They all have wooden bottom, and leather lids and straps. With this I got the third place. With different willow, and color on the leather the baskets can have …

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Perigord kurv

For many years this has been my favoritt basket. I dont know how many i have made over the years, but everytime I try is as bit a challange as the previous. I will keep on practicing on my beloved Perigord basket. I mange år har denne type kurv vært min favoritt. Jeg vet ikke …

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A basket is born

This summer I had a nice visit from Russia. I had bought 4 skein planners and the man who made them, offered to deliver them in my place, because he wanted to see Norway! With these skein planners, I have many new opportunities for making new weaving materials for my baskets, than I had before. Through a lot of trial and …

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Twill Baskets

My big thing right now is to make willow skeins or willow splinters. Willow bark baskets I have made for several years. Every spring I harvest bark from different trees in the forest and since I grow willow, the bark is easy to come by. I always use bark from trees that are at least 2-5 years old. …

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Pilebark film

Dette er en liten film om pilebark   This is a small video of working with willowbark basket. We had a visit from London, and Oliver made this beautiful introduction to willowbark work. Enjoy! You are most welcome to contact me if you have any questions about willowbark courses.