These are some of the nests which can be created out of the discarded materials. Why I have chosen these nests for today’s prompt is because the craft of making nests is a scarce art and it has come into origin for a worthy cause. When it comes to art, I have always experienced a ‘distant feeling’, that something so serene can never be brought to life with my hands. The elation or the out worldly emotions would have magnified had I been the creator.
During the workshop, I was apprehensive about my ability to make a nest and I was so moved about the idea that I certainly did not want anything to go wrong with the nest. The fear of making a hideous nest which might completely defy the object behind the whole endeavour led me to seek a friend’s assistance in the process. As the workshop culminated I felt this distinct sense of pride in myself, that I have done an admirable act in the day.
I have decided to pen down the procedure of making nest, so that any of you who reads this post can make one for your home
What you need is:
- Five circular wooden rings roughly of the size of an embroidery frame
- One small wooden ring
- Wooden Plank of the size of ruler
- Jute Cloth
- Wet Mud
- Metal Wire
Here is how you do it
- Take the first four rings and fit one ring into another in a longitudinal manner so that what you have is a globe like structure. Make sure that all the joints are secured with thread and glue.
- The fifth ring has to be fitted in latitudinal manner.
- Fit the small ring into any of the spaces in the the upper half of the structure with the help of thread and glue.
- Stick one end of the plank with the centre at the bottom of the structure.
- Tie the metal wire around the upper centre of the structure so that it can act as a holder.
- Cover the structure with the help of a jute cloth making sure that there is a hole in the cloth at the same position as the small ring and that the plank extends outwards the cloth. The ring will act as an entrance for the bird and the plank will act as a passage for the bird.
- Finally what you need is wet mud and the will to get your hands dirty. Smoothly massage the mud over the nest and then let it dry in the sun.
This is how the nests look once they are done. Give it a try once because sometimes it is not enough to behold a piece of art but to craft one.
Here is a detailed insight into the venture: http://ankurprakriti.weebly.com/plumes.html