Yesterday I was at a friend’s birthday party, and one of the other guests brought a huge bundle of freshly cut willow switches so we could make some wicker fishies. That was fun! I had never tried it before, but it was on my bucket list :)
As you can see in the pics, it’s quite simple – even the little girls could do it.
Only if a switch is brittle, weaving becomes tricky.
We decided that my first fish was a herring whereas Johanna’s (the little rascal with the tongue) fish was a wicker whale. “My whale can be your herring’s auntie!” – okay :)
We have a willow in our garden, and I'll check its wicker capabilities this spring...
The color range of the different types of willow is amazing, it lets you create a fancy stripe design.
My fishies are hanging from our porch ceiling now – how do you like it?: