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Friday, July 27, 2007

Weekend Outings - Camlann

The project that was being highlighted the weekend we were there was a new, single-dwelling structure that was in the process of being wattled-and daubed.

The walls had just finished getting the last few vine maple branches (indigenous material of the Pacific Northwest) added and woven into the lattice pattern that will be soon be covered in clay daub.

I was quite taken with the pattern and texture of the back lit weaving. It's almost a shame that it will soon be invisible inside the walls...


Period tools were evident...




The daub - being mixed in a hole in the ground in front of the structure, ready to begin covering and insulating the latticework....

It is a fascinating place. Made more so by the dedication of the folks who people this place... A very interesting life-style choice...

3 comments:

cinderelly said...

that looks so cool! i have not been yet, but now i want to go! i know people who are completely into this.

Rebecca Bush said...

Thanks for posting all these pics, Tara. It's hard to imagine working with only 14th century tools. I'm so tied to my electronic gadgets!

Naturegirl said...

Tara I love the walls made of twig what ever!! LOVED it!!! Oh to have one of my own to dry my lavender and hydrangeas! sigh NG