“all that we see, everything that is growin’ in the earth is healin’ to the nation of any kind of disease.” — emma dupree, herbalist and traditional healer of north carolina. 🌾💐🌿
today is earth day. a formally recognized day to express gratitude towards this planet we call home. but it feels especially crucial to say more than thank you. maybe an “i’m sorry” should be spoken, and acted upon. you likely know that the earth and it’s many species aren’t doing so great right now, and it’s a real heartbreak, but we cannot turn our backs on the truth. much of what we do at wildcraft is to encourage working in reciprocity with the environment- taking only what is needed, and ensuring there is plenty left. using nontoxic, natural and local ingredients as much as possible, using them wisely, and educating others on how to braid this method into their everyday lives. it means thinking and considering and being mindful of our steps when we go outside. it means regarding other life forms - whether plant, animal, insect or mineral - as an individual amongst a whole. when we learn how to make things, craft our own goods, mend, heal, and tread with reverence, we put a tiny dent into the cycle of ceaseless consumption, as well as give back to a planet that’s being effectively robbed. every little bit counts- and every big bit counts too. and lots of little bits can create something big. something that can change everything.
happy earth day, friends 👣🌎🐾
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My hands are sore but i’m pleased to report the basket count is at 29...the goal i set myself of 50 baskets might not be achieved but if i only display what i have already made i will be happy. it’s not about quantity it’s about heart, connection and experimentation. have a good week ➿➿➿ beck
A quick temporary installation to check the vision in my head is what is being created!
i’ve been slowing making away behind the scenes...little baskets playing with different fibres. each basket is a new experiment, time for me to play and explore and work away at the thoughts circling in a busy mums mind!
my problem is that i have too many ideas and not enough time and if i’m honest, motivation, to follow them all through!
i hope you like ♾♾♾ beck x
Always good to put the aslamco classic beekeeping suit through its paces out in the wild! 🐝
this one is with the round hat but fencing hood versions are available for all aslamco beekeeping suits and jackets.
we’re interested to hear which kind of hood or hat do you prefer to wear on your beesuits - round or fencing?
I love the interesting pieces of wood this ‘divination series’ of little weavings are on, mostly hand foraged by my father who kindly whittles them back by hand and oils them ready for me to play with. i then sit with the pieces a while and decide how i’d like to string them with the wire and then weave onto them adding local foraged seeds i have made into ‘beads’. the hardest part is to work out how they will hang properly from the wall (without drilling through the wood and wrecking the whole thing!).