|The old Laundry|
Our Instructor, Sue gave us the choice of several items that we could weave, including some very nice plant supports, which I do need, and sculptured creatures (which are just for fun).
I opted to make a chicken for my daughter 'S' who is about to move into a lovely rural setting. She was hoping to have a garden big enough to raise some chickens, but though the house they are moving to is
Anyway, Sue gave us a quick run through on the process and we began to make our own chooks
|some of the willow is grown locally|
|the basis of the body|
|Henrietta taking shape|
|Filling in the body|
This 'ruin' was built to display all the rockery plants and former owner, Sir Charles Isham's, collection of garden gnomes. "Lampy" (thought to be the world's first Garden Gnome) still lives at Lamport Hall and has made celebrity appearances at the Chelsea Flower Show. Apparently on the demise of Sir Charles, his daughters promptly went into the garden armed with shot guns and finished of all the other wee folk as they thought they were awful!
We did find this clump of Rhubarb had found a home here
|many a pie to be filled here|
I love Delphiniums, (and think mine could rival these)
And when all the feathers are fluffed I will show you my finished first attempts at willow weaving (but definitely not the last).
I had a lovely day doing something quite different.
And now back to the chores.........