We never create alone. From the tools we use to the subjects that inspire us, nature is a part of our crafting lives…
Crafting ABOUT nature: I get the opportunity to study what plants and animals really look like, interpret and express that in my own creative way, and then share my love for them when I gift the finished products to others.
Crafting WITH nature: I prefer working with natural fibers, and it’s fun to experiment with wool from various animals. They each have different textures and colors that add to the charm of the finished product. I crochet with handmade hooks of wood collected from the forest where I conducted my Masters fieldwork (pictured below) and knit with bamboo needles.
Stay tuned for pictures of a wall hanging that incorporates a beaver-chewed stick and sheep wool yarn dyed with all natural plant materials collected at The Clifton Institute!
I’d love to see other people’s animal/nature-related craft projects!