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Nando's Shades

Posted on 10 April 2014

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So first things first me and my friend Tony welded all the frames together ready for the weave, they had to be strong but (reasonably) light. Next I had to split around 1000 hazel rods, some I'd coppiced myself and the rest I'd collected from various coppicers around the country. Next job was painting the split side 5 different vibrant colours. Last but not least was the weave, I split and weave the hazel while its green (recently cut) when its at its most pliable, then it dries in its set position.

This was a really fun & interesting commission as I don't get to use hazel that often in my projects, hopefully there will be more to come......

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