Saturday, February 8, 2014

2014 Florida Earthskills Gathering, Day 3

It's pouring rain. Poured all night and all morning.

That said... I'm not going to the Gathering today. I really feel for the folks out there, though. It's been cold and miserable all weekend.

Hope tomorrow is better. I'll be teaching my final class from 9:15 to noon.

Until then, check out this video I received from a reader this morning:

That woven device is explained here:

"Tipiti is a sort of standing press or braided straw squeezer used to drain and dry grated cassava. The object is used by brazilian indians and riverains in the making of cassava flour. Mr Francisco Trovão is one of the rare craftsmen that can still make Tipiti. In this documentary he talks about learning the process and shows how to make Tipiti."

I'm sure someone at the Earthskills Gathering could totally pull that off. Maybe we need a cassava processing class next time around.


At February 8, 2014 at 11:27 PM , Anonymous Andi | said...

Have you seen the cassava graters made from sharks teeth?

I wimped out on today too. See you tomorrow, when it's warmer.

At February 8, 2014 at 11:35 PM , Blogger David The Good said...

Shark teeth! Awesome.

Yeah - see you tomorrow. Ought to be fun. I have a bunch of tools to bring in from the parking lot... hopefully I can snag one of those great carts again.

Did you pull off the shisha?


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