Sycamore Wand 17

Sycamore Wand 17

Folksy Etsy

100% solid sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus) wood wand dyed using beetroot.

Length: Ca 351 mm or 13 3/4″
Diameter: ~6-9 mm
Wood Origin Location: Wollaton, Nottingham (UK)
Harvest Method: Garden prunings

Cut, stripped, carved/shaped, dried, sanded, sanded some more, burned, rubbed with beetroot peelings, dried, sanded a bit again, and finished off with a coating of clear linseed oil to protect the wood.

I don’t know how fade- or water-resistant beetroot is when applied to wood, so I would advise only using it with dry hands and not in the rain to prevent the colour from transferring onto hands/clothing, and keeping it out of direct sunlight when not in use.

Colour variations are due to the wood itself.

Wand Created: 2018

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