As the Yorkshire Dales National Park project Every
Barn Cowus Tells a Story
draws to a close preparations are in full swing for the grand finale
which will take place at the end of the year.
A two day workshop to make life-size cows, calves and a sheepdog has taken place
during the October school holidays in Muker Public Hall.
Willow is bent and woven, curled and taped to create the required shape.
To get used to the materials required the youngest children made pyramid lanterns .....
and decorated them.
Once the willow structure was finished the job of covering it
with special paper soaked in glue began.
Covering the cow's head and ears.
The workshops were well attended by local residents & children as well as families holidaying in Swaledale. We had everyone from five to eighty-five taking part or dropping by to see what was going on!
The workshops were run by Fran, a professional lantern maker from Hebden Bridge.