This is such a beautiful Walnut tree who shares her treasures with me!
I gathered twigs, bark, and twigs from underneath the walnut tree.
I rinsed the bark, walnut, and twigs. After they dried I sprayed the pieces with clear matte acrylic to deter bugs, a major problem in the south.
Loom in process of being warped.
I cut a thick piece of matting board 24" X 36" with warp notches placed every 1/2". The warp is a thick wool yarn wrapped around both sides of the loom.
For stability I wove a weft faced tabby and then began adding in walnut branches and bark pieces.
Wrapped warp with earth colored yarn.
Bark has been added and placed into position. Contrasting yarn was used to wrap the warp and support the branches.
Close up of bark pieces and wrapped warp.
Woven window to hold walnut bark.
A 'window' was created to hold an additional bark piece on the bottom of the weaving. Cream and earth colored yarn was woven along the bottom edge of piece.
The woven section on the bottom was opened up and curved to create a more organic flow to the weaving.
View of finished weaving on the loom.
Two warp threads are tied together in a double knot.
Warp threads with drilled walnut shells.
I added drilled walnut shells and pieces to decorate the loose warp threads.
Walnut shells and pieces dangling from warp threads.
Close up view of drilled walnut shells and pieces.
Finished weaving with decorated warp measures 3' X 5'.