But a smooth meditation Spalted Maple (piece of highly polished wood) Rubbing it is soothing. I didn’t know the word spalted before today
Created by artisan David Manos- pictured below – who makes gorgeous hardwood buttons and shawl pins, too….you can see his wife Madelyn, peeking! The Wood Rasp Shop at the Indie Knit & Spin Marketplace at the Ace Hotel today.
We walked down from the center of town to TwispWorks (in Twisp, Washington) today. A nice woman in the Office/Art and Craft Supply Store recommended we walk down and see a native garden and check out some of the artists’ studios. More on that tomorrow….
One of the workshops,Nice Nests was open and Patrick Hannigan was working on building species-specific nests, using salvaged scrap wood.
I bought a Swallows Nest that had a purple edge, signifying the color of a lilac bush on a homestead in Carlton. The homestead is gone, but the lilac bush thrives, he told me.
My sister-in-law Carolee feeds a lot of birds and I wanted to get a nice hostess gift for her.
The rust color represents a certain lichen found on the trees in the area. All the colors represent native plants in the region.
Meet Patrick, owner of Nice Nests and creator of all the species specific nests
“Installation/consultation services available. I work with private landowners, land conservation organizations and public agencies to create, enhance and preserve critical breeding habitat for native cavity-nesting birds.” from website
Be sure to click here to read an article about how Patrick began his business