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Ooh Look! New Donkey Panniers ( Creels, Wicker Baskets ) For Nell

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Oh Look! New Donkey Panniers ( Creels, Wicker Baskets ) For Nell Martin weaves these beautiful and useful (we hope!) baskets for our donkeys. Thanks Martin! These were traditionally used in small farms across Ireland for hauling stones, potatoes, turf and seaweed. We don’t have turf ourselves, but we do have potatoes to harvest. And of course we also have two donkeys, called Nell and Eeyore. They are miniature donkeys, but they are still strong, though we will be very careful not to overload them.. Ok, here are some important website links. Please check them out.. Here's Tim's amazing guitar machine.. https://www.chordelia.com here's our online store where you can see some of the craft things we make and sell.. http://www.wayoutwestemporium.com/ and here's our Patreon page where you can see more of our plans and dreams.. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2761318&ty=h Thanks! Copyright WayOutWest. All rights reserved. Please share if you like, but don’t copy or use without permission. Just get in touch via email blowinblog @ gmail.com Don’t steal our stuff!
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S. Huda (1 day ago)
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jdawgs place (1 month ago)
well, i won't be doing any basketweaving...this was a cool video
Ivan Kinsman (1 month ago)
You still see quite a lot of these here in Poland. Love to see these skills being preserved but looks like really intensive manual work!
Indian mom etc (5 months ago)
His house is super awesome would like to watch more of his house plz
Matthew Niedbala (9 months ago)
This is so much work. I Think i'll just grow the willows and sell them to a basket weaver for a basket. I love growing stuff, but making stuff...
Grace Axisa (9 months ago)
I have utmost respect for basket weavers as a result of this video. I had no idea how complicated or physical the process was. And when you think of the time and effort that goes into creating a basket, they are as cheap as chips! It was an absolute delight to watch Martin in action; clearly explaining things along the way. A wonderful, informative video from a very creative, entertaining lady!
Sam's space (9 months ago)
Creativity at its best
Brian Philbrook (9 months ago)
True craftsman there
곽재연 (10 months ago)
Ohhhhhhhhh i really wanna try making one myself! Thanks for sharing :)
steven pa brown (1 year ago)
Her voice is annoying......
Helen Parry (1 year ago)
My goodness me, no wonder local Handmade baskets are expensive, so much work goes in to them. Very interesting, thank you x
LAV (1 year ago)
inspirational, totally hooked on your videos, I wish I could come and help and volunteer. This is exactly what I wish to have in my home country in Spain. Blessings.
Janice (1 year ago)
Martin is a incredible craftsman. I loved watching this video. Great share.
Jim J (1 year ago)
Great video, very interesting subject. Thank you for taking the time to make and share. Please Thank Martin also for the instruction.
Zooboo Blotsky (1 year ago)
The gentleman making the basket has an English accent..is he a transplant?
Awesome work, I grew up watching people doing this kind of work, good thing to know this craft is not yet forgotten
Tada Yada (1 year ago)
We enjoyed this video very much. You all have lovely and simple friends!
Ginmaree (1 year ago)
Wow! What a lovely informative video! Thanks to you and your friend for sharing. :)
Paul Long (2 years ago)
i love these types of videos! thanks so much for sharing. i didn't catch it if you mentioned it, but how long has martin been making baskets?
I'll check, but I think it's nearly 200 years : - )
TheJohn8765 (2 years ago)
I love these sorts of videos. Nowadays, everyone takes baskets and such for granted, but in yesteryear, it was a very highly skilled trade and a "simple basket" might have easily lasted you, your children, and maybe even your grandkids (with a repair or two). I don't know what's better, necessarily... I have baskets that last only a few years, but they also cost basically nothing. Who is to say which is better? Hmm...
Ruby Gray (2 years ago)
I loved this! Basketweaving seems like it should be so simple. There's only over and under, isn't there??? But watching a craftsman at work is a treat. Martin sounds almost Australian. Don't you have any Irish people in Cork?
Over over under, over under under, over twist under, etc. etc. There are literally dozens of variations, Ruby! In fact there are at least 17 Irish people left in Cork. And 45,000 Irish sheep. Just kidding - plenty more sheep than that!
mediumlock twit (2 years ago)
Thank you for this vid :)
Candide Thirtythree (2 years ago)
Can I come spend the night at your house? LOL.lt is about the most interesting place I have ever seen and I have wanted to go to Ireland since I was a little girl. I could listen to you talk all day...sigh.
Pint Of Milk (2 years ago)
In Connemara we call those sticks " sally rods" My grandad's teacher used to have one in school it was called a "slat" in Gaelic ..he got in trouble one time and had to hold out his hand and they slapped him many times with it .Those baskets are beautiful ,I hope you are well
sally rods are a different type of willow from these, but I'm sure they all hurt!
Paul Linden (2 years ago)
This is incredibly interesting. Never seen it done before. Thanks for posting!
JennsLittleHomestead (2 years ago)
I hope your ankle is healing well.
Todd Cottle (2 years ago)
That was very interesting. How much did the baskets cost?
John Bramer (2 years ago)
Even at 100 euro, it's still a great deal! If you see him soon, please relate to Martin someone in the US really enjoyed watching his work. As always, great video!
usually around 100 euro a pair, I think - but we got a friends' discount
Ben Matthews (2 years ago)
I have never known a donkey! How are they different from horses in temperament?
Perhaps we got lucky with ours but these are friendly and placid and adorable. So are our horse, of course - but they can be more pushy sometimes
jana p (2 years ago)
great video, what a skill! i have basket envy! my 2 donkeys here in hvar would love them. they have a great life running around and playing but a little work might be good for then too!
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Kismet Bleu (2 years ago)
Oh that was just wonderful! How's the leg?
Thank you - just another week to go before the plaster comes off! And then I get a boot thing...
Godshole (2 years ago)
Thank you Martin for sharing your skills and yourself there for fileming it :) I plan to move to NE Scotland soon where I will have head space for projects like this and my own log basket is top of the list :D I might even get to harvesting willow this winter before I go.
Godshole (2 years ago)
Thanks :)
Thank you. Yes, it's inspiring to see it all come together, isn't it? Good luck with your plans
Justin C (2 years ago)
Amazing set of skills! Never knew it was so difficult to weave baskets. Amazing work.
Beautiful craftsmanship there Martin :) We met our first donkeys on the weekend & Bianca fell in love with them. I think they've been added to the wish list for the mini farm ;) Thanks for sharing.
He's good, isn't he? Perhaps Bianca's right - maybe everyone needs a donkey. Or two : -  )
shiregirl2001 (2 years ago)
Donkeys are the best!!! Hope to see Eeyore and Nell in future videos. Enjoyed this one. Thank you.
CaptainLumpyDog (2 years ago)
shiregirl2001 Donkeys ARE the best!
fattyhamster (2 years ago)
What a wonderful way to start my week! It's a shame we don't have artisans in abundance here in Vancouver like Martin. Thank you all.
Thank you. They're hardly in abundance here, either! But we do try to support them when we can
theallnaturalme (2 years ago)
hope you're doing well in the storm, it's quite bad in Iveragh!
mysticshining (2 years ago)
Amazing, looks fantastic!
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Katie G (2 years ago)
How wonderful to use something so ordinary as a twig to make an object both beautiful and useful! Thank you for sharing.
One King Metal (2 years ago)
Aha! Greetings from Galway! what a cool looking set of baskets, we have a local basket maker out our way, Im very happy to see the craft alive and well!
Hello Galway! Yes, they look great, don't they?
Theorimlig (2 years ago)
Those are very nice, Martin is quite the craftsman! I wonder if basket weaving is where the etymological roots for the words "cram" as in stuff full and "bodkin" like a bodkin point arrow head stem from? Very interesting video, thanks Sandra!
Mike Erickson (1 year ago)
For bodkin, I found this excellent page describing its origin. Isn't the internet great? https://blog.oup.com/2015/10/bodkin-etymology-word-origin/ tl;dr: it's a bit of a mystery
excellent questions! Homework, anyone?
Achim Schweisgut (2 years ago)
Great video, thanks. Btw, i've tried your apple pie with slight optimizations: I've put small apple pieces in amaretto, sugar, marzipan, cinnamon and a dash of lemon for about 3 hours. Thanks for your recipe.
Oh, now you're just getting super posh! Great idea - thank you!
Tripplehelix (2 years ago)
Thank you for this video, I've always wondered how basket weaving was done.
Christopher Aguilar (2 years ago)
I looked forward to this video all week!
CaptainLumpyDog (2 years ago)
Such beautiful basketry! And such lovely, friendly donkeys :)
Thanks, Captainlumptydog - yes, they're very sweet.
Vishwa Ramesh (2 years ago)
I love that you chose to support another artisan rather than choose a plastic/off the shelf alternative. Great video as always.
Martha Anderson (2 years ago)
AMAZING. What a fine artisan. Looking forward to the next edition. I have a retirement fantasy of having a little donkey or pony and using it for beach patrol , picking up garbage.
That's a great idea!!
håkan anderberg (2 years ago)
Thanks for sharing :-)
james o'connell (2 years ago)
another great video great craftsmanship
Thanks, James!
Patrick Dorain (2 years ago)
Do yous shoe your donkeys
No, we don't need to because they're not on hard ground much. But our farrier says he could if we wanted to.
UPGardenr (2 years ago)
That was great vid Thanks for posting

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