lørdag den 14. juli 2012

Birkebarksfletning -- Basket weaving

     Uglemor har en drøm om at flette kurve af birkebark, men hun er allergiske overfor birketræer, så Atjuu! ;) Nej birkebark er for dyr, den skal nemlig importeres fra Sverige eller Norge.

4 numre af Ugeposten rækker til en papirkurv

     Så for et par år siden lagde Uglemor hovedet i blød og fandt ud af at hun jo kunne prøve med aviser. En hel side af lokalavisen bukket sammen et passende antal gange, gav præcis de rigtige strimler. 

     De første forsøg blev ikke særligt pæne, men så en dag havde Uglemor lært kunsten og flettede en hel papirkurv.

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MotherOwl has had a penchant for basket weaving. But she is allergic to birch. so Achoo! No birch bark weaving here ;) No, that's not why, but birch bark is forbiddingly expensive, as it is hand carved from trees growing in Norway and Sweden, the Danish varieties (or maybe climate) are no good for weaving.

One day MotherOwl got wise. Papers! a whole page folded into itself several times looks and feels a bit like birch bark.

MotherOwl wove several ugly baskets, but one day she mastered the art and wove a waste paper basket from 4 issues of the local paper.

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     En af Minimax' pligter er at hente æg. Det gør han gerne, men kurven var gået i stykker. Uglemor flettede en ny af avispapirstrimer til ham. Minimax var glad for den fine kurv, men en dag så faldt han med kurven - han er meget livlig, og hopper mere end han går, så det sker af og til - og helt ærligt, avispapir og knuste æg er en dårlig cocktail.

Æggekurv af dækkeservietstrimler.
  Næste gang Uglemor var på indkøb, holdt den lokale tikronersforretning ophørsudsalg. Det købte Uglemor bland meget andet en stak dækkeservietter af flettet plastik. De blev klippet op, og af nogle af strimlerne flettede Uglemor en kurv til at hente æg i. Den kan vaskes, og så er den så dejlig blød at æggene for det meste overlever Minimax' hopperier.

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It is one of MiniMax' chores to get the eggs. He does so faithfully every day, but as he is a very active person, he is jumping a lot! also when gathering eggs. The old basket broke. MotherOwl made him a new one from newspaper, but one day MiniMax fell and broke the eggs. Newspaper and broken eggs are not a good combination!

Next time MotherOwl went shopping, the local Variety Store held closing down sales. MotherOwl bought lots of placemats made of plastic strips. She cut them up and wove an egg basket from the strips.It can be washed, and with an extra bottom it is soft enough for the eggs to - mostly - survive MiniMax' jumping.

2 kommentarer:

  1. Det var da en genial ide, med en mere eller mindre faldsikker kurv til æg!

    SvarSlet
  2. Uglemor,

    I love your baskets! They are so clever. I can't see any joins in the paper. I wonder how you made them.

    "the Danish varieties (or maybe climate) are no good for weaving." Could you live in Denmark? I've been wondering... I copied some of your text and entered it into Google translate and voila! It is Danish!

    I enjoy looking at your photos and hearing about your life. I am really glad you are bilingual and translate your posts into English. Thank you!

    God bless!

    SvarSlet