The Crieff High School Group have been busy with a special day carrying out some willow weaving to create the start of a willow dome. They were learnt about the properties of willow and how it is a useful resource for building structures.
Jay and James said “Prior to doing the activity, we had no knowledge or experience of willow weaving, so it was completely new to us.
When we arrived at the site we marked out the circle for the dome with line paint.
We then sorted the willow out by size and trimmed it if needed.
Next, we built the frame of the structure by hammering stakes in to the ground which we put the willow in to tying it together so that the arch was stable.
Then we started weaving the willow, we bent it and manipulated it in to the shape we needed and secured it with string
We managed to complete the base of the structure.”
A special thanks to Jeannie Grant (Highland Ranger) for coming and showing us and sharing her knowledge.
The group really enjoyed the day and learned a wonderful new skill.