With a very long heavy needle we lashed the fabric covering
to the top edge of the willow basket using heavy linen thread.The
fabric was pulled as tight as possible as we went around the
The lawn was covered in strange white baskets as we got ready
for the next step.
TARRY, TARRY NIGHT
This was by far the messiest, gooiest, stickiest part of the
entire process. The roofing tar that we used to waterproof the
fabric was painted on with big brushes which were thrown out
afterwards. Tar was everywhere.
The coracles were balanced on end so the tar could dry quickly
and so we could get underneath the little boats and see where
we missed painting the tar. The sun sparkled through all these
tiny holes like stars.