I found I was more interested in the materials inside the aluminum boats and decided to use only natural materials for fiber boats.
All the boats are made on the same jig. Once the hull lis made, the covering material is attached with sinew tied in a cross knot.
Boats - 18" & 42"
Atlantic Crossings, 42"
California coconut husk, husk shards from Cap Farrat, France, red osier dogwood, sinew
Bamboo Beginnings, 42"
Yellow osier dogwood, sprouting bamboo sticks, sinew
Bark Float, 42"
Cane, unknown tree bark, sinew
Beach Cradle, 42"
Driftwood, leather, seed pods, sinew
Black Curls, 42"
Willow, black leaf stems, sinew
Black Sea Crossings, 42"
Ocean spray, seaweed, sinew
Burlap Boat, 18"
Unwoven burlap, cane, sinew
Brown Study, 42"
Fennel stems, Japanese Angelica twigs, unwoven burlap, sinew
Garlic steams, bamboo, thistles, sinew
Seaweed stems, seaweed leaves, dried Sturgeon back fin, sinew
Day's End, 42"
Salmon berry vine, salmon skin, bones, sinew
Various seaweeds, breach branch, sinew
Deposits of Time, 42"
Peeled willow, woven silver fabric, dried hydrangea petals, sinew
Desert Travel, 42"
Yellow osier, rattlesnake skin, sinew
Dragonfly Silk, 42"
Willow, silk, dragonflies, sinew
Field Greens, 42"
Sweet grass braids, field grass stems, norfolk pine fronds, banana leaves, sinew
Flax Crossings, 42"
Cane, flax leaves, bird of paradise twigs, sinew
Fragile Fall, 42"
Edison Slough needs, fennel stems, fennel flowers, sinew
Hanging Shadow, 42"
Cane/hornet's nest paper, sinew Shadow photo printed on silk
Heidi Float, 42"
Bamboo, Japanese Angelica branches, Japanese feather grass, sinew
Foxed black willow, wire mesh, sinew
How About Wide? 42"
Cane, garlic stem, whale sinew, sinew
Late Harvest, 42"
Dried kale stems and pods, sinew
Light Music, 42"
Red tree dogwood, dogwood tree fruit, netting, sinew
Linen Boat, 42"
Unwoven linen, cane, sinew
Lummi Crossing, 42"
Three types of seaweed, sinew
Mysteries of Salt Lake, 42"
Gathered plant materials, seaweed, sinew
Ordered Disordered, 42"
Peeled willow, beach sticks, flat wax ribs, graph paper, sinew
Parasitic Random, 42"
Ocean spray twigs, lichens, licorice, fern stems, sinews
Peach Rest, 42"
Peach twigs, red osier dogwood, poppy, petals, sinew
Black willow, desert gatherings, sinew
Quill Dreams, 42"
Painted cane, black gauze, sinew
Resting Blue, 42"
Cane, fabric, fireweed, sinew
Resting Poppies, 18"
Popcorn Plant stems, dried poppy petals, fabric, sinew
Resting Stag, 42"
Ocean spray, butterfly bush, staghorn fern leaves, sinew
Grape vines, rib images, sinew
Salt Travels, 42"
Salt encrusted kelp, green seaweed, netting, sinew
Sea Bones, 18"
Willow, cast Pelican jaw bones, Nepalese paper, sinew
Sea Silk Float, 42"
Studio tree fragments, twisted vine, silk, seaweed, sinew
Silver Filled, 42"
Black willow, foxed willow twigs, sinew
Skin Boat, 42"
Ocean spray, chamois, blossom stem, sinew
Smooth Sailing, 42"
Green osier willow, cane, hay net, bog frond, sinew
Spirit Shell, 42"
Foxed willow, butterfly bush, Nepalese Khata, sinew
Spring Floats, 18"
Bamboo fronds, bamboo twigs, dried daffodils, sinew
Spring Out, 42"
Blackberry shoots, huckleberry twigs, sinew
Summer Crossing, 42"
Whale sinew, holly hock petals on paper, sinew
Butterfly bush, shadow printed on silk, sinew
Transparent Bind, 42"
Split coconut sheath, teabag silk, flowers
Twisted Basket, 42"
Cane, date palm shard, bracken stem, rope, sinew
Twisted Down, 42"
Morning glory vines, ocean spray, sinew
Cane, bird of paradise fronds, seaweed, burnt objects, sinew
Waiting Red, 42"
Red osier cedar, red woven fabric, sinew
Water Woods, 42"
Fir branches, pond lilies, cedar, sinew
Wax Boat, 18"
When Green is Black, 42"
When Moods Change, 42"
Painted cane, oriental poppy petals, fabric, sinew
Winter Crossing, 42"
Red osier dogwood, screen finish nails, fir twigs, sinew
Winter Stretch, 42"
Dried clematis vine, seaweed, sinew
Wisteria Sea, 42"
Wisteria pods, seaweed, sinew
Nooksack willow, bracken, grass from Jensen's garden, sinew
Wound Up, 42"
Red osier dogwood, dried p lant leaves, sinew