The Completion of the Weaving Wagon

We sat around Sharon’s table in November and talked about this; we wrote it in our books and scheduled around it for months; and then we discussed logistics for weeks ahead of time. And yet… it still seemed unbelievable that we were going to go away to a beautiful place to study weaving with a…

Weaving Wagon Chassis Fabrication

Steel or aluminum? What kind of wheels? brakes? feet? hitch? bottom panel? We want it to be “visually stunning”, but we also need it to be light, and durable, and safe, and reasonable to take out in the rain, and be able to hold tools and materials, and what will happen when we load it…

The Weaving Wagon: Concept & Early Design

Last summer I got back from the Yukon and Sharon and I were having our more-or-less weekly work meeting. We had a conversation that went something like this: -“I want to weave BIG. I’m going to ask Alastair if he’ll teach me. I want to weave a bike trailer.” – “Do you want to do…

Weaving Wagon Introduction

The Weaving Wagon will be EartHand’s  pop-up studio and pick up truck, a hybrid of cutting-edge bicycle-based transport and traditional woven willow carts. Geoff Hibbard, with an engineering education and co-founder of Shift Delivery, is designing the chassis;  Alastair Heseltine will be overseeing our weaving of the body; and Martin Borden will be documenting the…

January Winter Willows

This January we’ll be hosting two opportunities to learn about tending and working with the extraordinary SALIX (willow) family: 1/ WOVEN ARCH WORKPARTY! All are Welcome Bring a snack to share and a cup for tea. Help bring in the  Willow crop at MOP. Learn about  coppicing methods for annual harvests,  rose twist knots for bundling,…