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  1. colloidal silver kills bacteria, viruses, and fungi, and does not leave behind "superbugs" so if you need to kill something just spray it with silver. get or make your own CS generator to avoid paying out the nose at the health food store. thanks, that's my input for the day! thank you for the video

  2. I used to be wary of Virginia creeper, because I didn't really know what it was. I accidentally got into some poison oak once, and did a lot of internet research, mostly looking at pictures, and some videos. Now, Virginia creeper sticks out like a sore thumb, I know it like the back of my hand. Looks nothing like poison oak. Still a PITB to get rid of though

  3. Thanks for your video.I love to working with my art and craft with all natural materials.As an environmental artist and art and craft tutor.All that natural materials are all bounty from our creator.more power to you and thanks a lot.

  4. I'm in Louisiana and looking for our best weaving materials. When you said Mimosa, I knew I had hit a goldmine.

  5. Hello Matt, Love your natural fiber creations, especially the the ones make from bark. I am interested to know where I can find, purchase the bark cutting tool you show in this video. I have seen it before but cannot locate the seller. I would greatly appreciate a lead from you.
    Thank you so much.
    Edie Romvari, St. Louis MO

  6. I wonder how to identify some of these vines and barks if you are a novice. Im pretty sure I have honeysuckle in my back yard. just moved in here last spring, well now it is winter and the perfect time to gather it. however when i don't see the flower, i don't think i will know what the vine will look like

  7. Lol only thing I have where I live are Salt Cedar trees. I have made all sorts of things. Mostly fairy garden items.
    Just not a basket.

  8. So funny! At our old house that we just moved from, there were trees that dropped these awesome pine cones which I went and collected for crafts. Yeah, never thought of the fact that there may be bugs in them! hahahaha! That explains a lot!

  9. I love this video which invites me to look around my own area for basket making materials. Your invitation to "learn the language of natural materials" opens up a whole world of possibilities. I get these 10-15 inch sticks from the fern like leaves that drop from my Jacaranda tree. I'm looking for ways to use the sticks in basketry but it's not a traditional material and I've not found any information specifically on how to use them. So I thought I would try treating them like huge pine needles because they are brittle like pine needles but soften when you soak them. But the Jacarand sticks are more the diameter of 1/4" reed that taper to a point. The look of them in a basket would be more textural and bulkier than pine needle baskets. I might use copper wire or thicker twine to stitch them. I'm experimenting. As I see it, I want to learn techniqes of working with various kinds of natural materials starting with what I get right here in the desert of Phoenix, AZ. I don't grow yucca but there are plenty around here. We do grow grapes. Yay for vines! Also, we have mature citrus trees that need the suckers routinely trimmed out. Doesn't it sound cool to have a basket made with lemon and orange wood? Also, I was wondering if I could use Bougainvillea if I clip off the thorns. Any thoughs?

  10. Could you show specifically how to prepare cattails for weaving and how you would weave them? I'd really appreciate it being there's a lot of them where I live and they would make wonderful gifts and other things. Thank you for your time.

  11. Hi Matt. I'm into bushcraft and am beginning to work with basketry among other things. I'm liking the content on your channel too and was wondering if you were up to, probably not really a challenge, but a little exercise different to making baskets. What if you made a wicker shield? A google search would bring up many examples for you to look at and get ideas from. Anyway great video and thanks for reading this comment.

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