Monday 27 April 2015

Yew to show You

One of our favourite woods is Yew, because it is so rich in colour and usually has an interesting grain.  We were given some yew wood that was already 5 years old, so well seasoned.  'Im in the Gargae' got his chain saw out and cut some pieces off.  It was as hard as iron!

But just look at what has been made from the wood so far.

The top left hand-side one looks a bit like a brain. 

And yes there will be some tatting shuttles made from the rest of the wood.


  1. Lovely patterns and swirls in those pieces! - but tatting shuttles are tiny, I wonder how much grain will show in those? - they will be beautiful to hold.

  2. Amazing. I think the phrase "Never judge a book by its cover" comes to mind! They would make lovely flower arranging bases. Look forward to seeing the shuttles arise from it. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Can't wait Sally!! I ADORE grainy, interesting woods!!! Tell 'im in the garage' that he's to hurry but don't haste!!! LOL


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