The fascinating thing about art is finding out the process of making the lovely things you see. Sandi McNeil shows us how she prepares the materials she uses from wood she finds.
Image #1 – July is the time of year for gathering and processing basswood bark. Four trees waiting to be peeled.
Image #2 – Trees after peeling them, tools used, waste tree/bark material and coiled basswood bark ready to use.
Image #3 – Cut and coiled. Basswood outer bark is grey in colour while basswood inner bark is blonde in colour. (Sandi says it will go grey if left outside)