Well, there I was, out tracking in a beautiful quarry off the island of Montreal, when I saw the willow of my dreams, and had to harvest. This is the fruit basket that came out of it, now sitting on our kitchen counter. I wove it while my roommate studied for her final. Its a pretty simple over and under pattern. I find fresh willow works best, but has a tendency to shrink with time, making it less sturdy.
Born and raised in Montreal, as a teenager I was turned on to wilderness survival skills. Since then, I have attended the Tom Brown Jr. Tracker School, as well as the Wilderness Awareness School in Duvall, WA, where I Participated in their year long residential program, as well as their second year teaching apprenticeship, and tracking intensive. I have now returned home, eager to share my passions for wild foods and wild crafts in the city.