Next random project...making a withie bath. That is, a trough to soak withies (willow shoots). Got a big bunch of Flanders Red to muck about with from the lovely Kate Sankey at West Moss-side Farm near Thornhill. She advised me this type needs about a week's soaking to make it pliable so I thought I better get cracking! I live in the city and rather than risking losing the withies in the Kelvin I thought I could get some sort of long receptacle, like a long planter tub. Unfortunately the Internet did not come up with anything long enough so I thought I shall have to make it! Had a bit of a thought and after finding out I don't have enough room in my workshop to cut an 8x4 sheet of plywood, I decided to utilise the remaining laminate haul I got from Freecycle. Hopefully it will hold together. Will silicone the hell out of it and put a waterproof tarp liner. Think I will put in a plug hole too as it would be a nightmare to empty. It’ll be heavy enough without the water! Next stage...liner. Fingers cross it doesn;t leak!
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Jennifer Kilgour is an artist and maker specialising in model making, sculpture, painting and drawing.
She has also occasionally made the odd animation, wooden furniture and walking the family dog in the woods.