Ive managed to construct my first wall section this week, although it doesn't look like much it contains a fair few hours of work as you will see.
Ive decided to construct all of the walls in sections so adding the wattle and daub will make things a little easier for me. Wattle and Daub or cob is also known by other various names and is the infilled material between the wooden timbers of many Tudor houses and is basically a ''mud pie'' made from various ingredients.
As you can see from the image above i have created the wattle from tiny pieces of oak this is what the daub is then applied to which keeps the building dry and windproof.
Its taken me around a week to construct this one piece of wall but I'm pleased how it turned out. I'm unsure yet if i want to apply a coat of wax to the oak timbers or just leave them the way they are.
I'm also unsure yet if i want to leave the daub the colour you see here or maybe paint it a more earthy colour. I have seen various houses around the area i live with different coloured daubs some of which look quite nice. In Tudor times daub could be coloured with various ingredients including pigs blood which gives a unusual pink finish, Yellow Orche, and any other natural ingredients found in nature.
I have to admit i am eager to complete the lower level! and start working on the inside.
I was also amazed to find out last week that i had won some fantastic gifts from Pepper at http://mitchymoominiatures.blogspot.co.uk/ Please check out her blog if you haven't already done so I'm sure you wont be disappointed!!
I was truly amazed by the quality of these miniature pieces and will treasure them! Many thanks pepper for giving not just me but so many people the opportunity to win so many fabulous prizes.
And on a final note id like to welcome my new followers and also thank them for taking and interest in my work and journal.
Have a great weekend everyone and Happy Easter.