Friday, 18 November 2011

bird feeders

I found myself clearing out my allotment this week, and making use of the green waste collected by myself by other mobile elephant gardeners at the Heygate Estate to make bird feeders. Inspired by a project of mine at the Tatton Park Biennial in 2008 (feeder with peanuts illustrated above), and a more recent project developed for Practical Basketry Techniques, I made use of dogwood, cotoneaster, apples and corn kernels, to make a few of these and hang them around the place. These were plaited much in the same way as corn dollies. I've kept a few of them for the more rigorous times ahead, in late winter, when our feathered friends will be really hungry.

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