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Old 08-27-2004, 12:44 AM
Sandlegs Sandlegs is offline
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how do you make those willow balls?

the balls that are weaved out of small willow tree limbs. how is this done? i have hundreds of willow on my property, and thought these balls looked cool. Anyone know how to make them?
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Old 08-28-2004, 04:07 PM
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the balls that are weaved out of small willow tree limbs. how is this done? i have hundreds of willow on my property, and thought these balls looked cool. Anyone know how to make them?
It is a close relative of basket making except it is an enclosed space without a handle.
Rough Willow Ball
Try googling various terms for bakdet making.
A hands on course is ideal but if not convenient you can search the web for instructions. Otherwide buy a sample ball and lear to copy it, then make a bigger one till you get the hang of it.
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