Making a trug, aka a traditional greenwood basket
It might sound a tad Star Trekkian but a trug is actually a traditional greenwood basket, the making of which originates in the UK.
This video introduces to the art of making trugs, and two of the craftspeople who produce these attractive and useful items. Dominic Parrette deftly demonstrates how to make trugs using sweet chestnut and white willow. There are only a handful of professional trug makers working in the UK – Dominic and fellow expert Pete Marden use traditional trug making techniques here at the Hermonceux Truggery in East Sussex.
An entertaining and informative film by Woodlands TV.
See also www.truggery.co.uk