Here's an update on the Upper Michigan coracle-building project we first reported on last fall. Poppy Hatinger says their first version, made by sticking the stakes directly into the ground and woven with French randing, dried just enough under the snow over the winter that some zip ties had to be tightened. It should dry more now that (we hope) warmer weather is on the way.
The group worked on a second coracle over the winter. Instead of sticking stakes directly into soil, this one was built on a wooden jig.
The seat is enclosed in the weaving on this version.