Craft 'How Tos'
Instructions for how to make a few natural crafts.
Note: I think it’s important to connect with the land through making things from local natural materials. It's great if you can make things with historical roots to where you live to consider how the ancestors of that place lived, survived, and played.
When gathering materials I'm inspired by "The Honourable Harvest"
"Know the ways of the ones who take care of you, so that you may take care of them. Introduce yourself. Be accountable as the one who comes asking for life. Ask permission before taking. Abide by the answer. Never take the first. Never take the last. Take only what you need. Take only that which is given. Never take more than half. Leave some for others. Harvest in a way that minimizes harm. Use it respectfully. Never waste what you have taken. Share. Give thanks for what you have been given. Give a gift, in reciprocity for what you have taken. Sustain the ones who sustain you and the earth will last forever."
- Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, p. 183
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