Bark weaving using sweet chestnut inner bark 1


During last week’s 5 day bushcraft course we felled a chestnut and used it for some bark weaving.  The bark is best in the spring when the sap is rising.  Scrape off the outer bark with the back of a folding saw, then score around the chestnut top and bottom and then down its length.  Make a pencil sized wedge and carefully peel the bark off.  Cut it into strips and then weave!  If the strips of bark start to get difficult to work, soak them for a few minutes.

bushcraft | bark weaving
bushcraft | bark weaving
 bushcraft | bark weaving

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Lead Instructor at Jack Raven Bushcraft, teaching bushcraft, wilderness and survival skills to groups and individuals.


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