For our 1st Thursday event this month, we made nesting gifts for the birds! You can put out bits of wool, yarn and fabric and the birds will use it in their nest construction.
We shared ideas and tips for this in our Wooly Wednesday available under VIDEOS in our facebook group.
*Remember to keep the items easy to pull off, lengths 4″ – 6″ and widths of fabric around 1″. Avoid nylons and polyesters 🙂
Last week we began sharing felted birds and things with wings… but it’s also a great time to start putting out some fiber for the real birds! There are lots of ways to do this, like these little wire cages. These also make great gifts!
Keep the yarns under 6″ long and make sure to include some plain white fluff. Other fibers like twigs and straw are great additions!
We would love to see yours! For more inspiration, you can also see our birds’ nest from last year using fishing net.
This incredible art yarn was hand spun by our friend Heather Otto, of Moon Over Ewe here in Austin, Texas. She is a fiber artist, a jewelry smith, a mama, wife, a truly lovely soul, and a shepherdess to boot!
Heather has made a few deelicious art yarns from our Specialty Designer Packs, we’ll share those soon! 🙂 If you have a friend or family member who is a spinner, you might treat them to one of our Specialty Designer Packs…12 to choose from!
Specialty Designer Pack – Blue Delight
Perfect for wet felting and nuno felting projects, and spinners love it too!
Last year I shared my wool and yarn basket hung out for birds to line their nests; I repurposed a hanging plant basket that is normally lined with moss. Over time, it got kind of messy and even a bit weathered.
So this year I decided to try my initial impulse, which was to use fishing net and create a little ball of nest goodies for the birds.
It is hanging in the same tree as our bird feeder and bird house (on branches you cannot see) and we are hopeful to provide nice
and cozy nest materials for our bird friends.
I am happy to report that this year in the neighborhood, I found an abandoned nest that had fallen due to winter winds lined with a little tuft of fleece ~ amont other things :=)