Last summer our fig trees needed pruning. So these workers pealed the trimmings last July, using metal butter knives and their nimble fingers.
But one word of warning! After working with the fresh bark, please wash your hands very well and allow the bark to fully dry before any prolonged skin contact.
One of these dear artists made a bracelet and wore it while the bark was fresh. She sustained burns on her skin exactly where the bracelet made contact.
But this didn't slow down any of these creative folks, and now they are all back in school working on new projects!