Making a woven basket from sweet chestnut bark

Last weekend we ran our Bark Containers course and so I recorded some footage to show what goes into making a woven basket from sweet chestnut bark.  The process is relatively straightforward – fell a sweet chestnut stem and cut it into manageable lengths; scrape off the outer bark; cut into strips; weave into a basket!

You can see loads of photos of people making baskets from sweet chestnut bark on our Facebook page.

About Gary

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

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