Metalwork artist Derek Martin’s unique piece of functional art was inspired by repeated thievery. Birds used to swoop off with the knitting yarn his wife tied to garden stakes to mark the rows. Thus was hatched the idea to make an elegant sculpture to supply birds with nest materials. Derek welded steel wire into spiral spheres and stuffed them with wool bits, cotton from an old futon, even their pets’ fur. Do the same, and enjoy spotting nests made with your donations. During winter, put bird seed balls inside, instead, and help flying wildlife all year.
Clean with damp cloth if needed. Wool will need to be replenished over time, we recommend using natural wool to refill, as any long fibers can be harmful to birds.
Steel will rust over time and comes filled with natural wool. Do not fill with pieces longer than 6 inches.