Gifts from the Sea and Land
Welcome to Kelp Kreations and Natural Baskets!
Nature never ceases to amaze. So many fabulous trees, flowers, grasses; beautiful when alive and growing. Underwater life, teeming with plants and animals, crustaceons, and more; all beautiful in their own ways. Life cycles turn, branches, leaves, needles are all cast away, as they make room for new growth.
Winter storms bring strong winds that blow through trees knocking branches to the ground. The coast is ravaged by the storms forces, strong enough to tear kelp, holdfast and all, from the rocks to which they cling; tossed upon the beach, washed in and out with the tides, finally coming to rest out of reach of the waves. Many types of kelp, cast away, along with seagrasses, bits of shells, driftwood, and more, lying on the beach, covered in flys, rotting and stinky.
Some people no longer see the beauty of pine needles once they have turned brown and fallen to the ground. And bull whip kelp, well, for a kid it's fun to whip it around and drag it along the beach for awhile. But beautiful, exciting; that's hard to imagine.
As you peruse the following pages you will see many examples of how these seemingly useless discarded,natural waste materials can be turned into objects and vessels of usefullness and beauty. Baskets made of different types of pine needles, date palm inflorescence, reed, bull whip kelp, and seagrasses are just a beginning. Bull whip, feather boa, and split kelp make whimsical baskets, wall hangings, candles, spiritual rattles, and more. The possibilities seem endless and are limited only by our imaginations.
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