It starts by scouring beaches rummaging through clumps of driftwood searching for just the right twigs.

Next we handle each piece giving each a final inspection.
‚ÄčA piece is sent back to Nature if we think it is an insect nest

Next day we spread the twigs out on a clean surface outside to air dry and be wind-cleaned.

How to get from this

Then we separate them into sizes and shapes and store in bins. 

to this

Next I spread several piles of twigs on my work surface and start the real work.