Thursday, 3 September 2009

Everyone is paying homage to us beautiful Chickens in North Yorkshire.

There are a couple of events during September to appease those people not lucky enough to have gorgeous hens living in their gardens.
The courses give participants the opportunity to create chickens from willow and chicken wire.

I wonder if they need some models, the girls and I love a day out to strut our stuff?

Willow Chickens and Cockerels 11 September.
At the Moors National Park Centre, Danby, they are running a course from 10.30 - 16.00. Experts are on hand to show participants how to use willow to weave a bird, life-size or larger, to make an attractive feature and talking point for a garden which doesn't need to be locked in at night.
Participants are encouraged to bring a packed lunch or can visit the centre’s tea rooms.
To book a place on the course call on Tel: 01439 772738

Making Wire Chickens at Scampston 15 September.
On Tuesday 15th September 2009 the lovely people at Scampston Gardens near Malton,North Yorkshire, are running an exciting course where humans can learn to make beautiful wire chickens for their garden.

The expert tutor Susan Nichols will help her pupils turn a roll of galvanised chicken wire into a solid and sturdy sculpture, designed to look impressive and to last for years in your garden.

Participants must bring along heavy duty gardening gloves, a pair of needle-nosed pliers and either a heavy duty apron or a piece of canvas or leather to cover your lap.

The course runs from 09.45am-16.45pm. The day includes coffee on arrival, lunch and materials for one chicken.

For further details click here.