Sunday, 3 May 2015

farming bindweed

I’ll have to take back what I said about taking it easy in the last post. Bindweed shoots are sprouting all over the place at Stave Hill and I’ve placed stakes on the compost heaps and made a number of wigwam plant supports with willow to farm the invasive weed.

Once the weed has wrapped itself around the wigwams, the plan is to then cut the plant back and use the stems for weaving. Inspiration came from this previous post.

Another idea is to place an open woven structure such a lobster pot, garden cloche or maybe a twined construction such as these illustrated here and here, and have the bindweed weave itself around the stakes. All I then need to do is cut the bindweed and... hey presto, a sculpture's made! Best go rest now... All this planning and work is truly exhausting!

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