Scarecrowland

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Joyce Warren is a profesional Scarecrow Artists. She gives classes on making Scarecrows both at Workshops and at Events.

She has a DVD "Making Barnie" which walks you through making a traditional Scarecrow. She also makes FlowerPot Scarecrows (Smaller decorative scarecrows for indoors) which you can order of this site.

Joyce also makes Lookalike Scarecrows both of famous Celebrities or of you or the person of your choice. All Joyce will need is a qood quality photo. Contact her for more details.

Click here to visit Regent's Pad a scarecrow blog Introducing Regent, and what his life is about.

Buy A FlowerPot Scarecrow

Scarecrow for sale

Own a hand made Scarecrow like this.

The Scarecrow is 41cm tall and has an arm span from finger to finger of 36cm.
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Payment can be made via paypal it costs £9.99 inc pp

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Scarecrow Gallery's

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> gallery Green Man Regents Park London
> gallery March 2013
> gallery Harvest fertival 2012 Green Man
> gallery Olympic Team UK 2012
> gallery Various Scarecrows 2011-2012
> gallery Harvest fertival 2011
> gallery New Work 2011
> gallery Autum Brighton 2010
> gallery Summer 2010
> gallery FlowerPot Scarecrows
> gallery Harry found a new home in Kent
> gallery Various Scarecrows 2009
> gallery Celebrity Scarecrows 2008
> gallery Scarecrows in the USA 2008
> gallery Fred in the USA 2008
> gallery Workshops around Sussex 2007
> gallery Scarecrows in actions 2007
> gallery Goldy's 2007
> gallery various sacrecrows in summer 2007
> gallery Creating atma 2007
> gallery summer solstice ventura California 2007
> gallery fiesta (montecito) ymca summer 2006
> gallery Pasadena Workshop summer 2006
> gallery Memorial may weekend
> gallery Montecito pre School Workshop
> gallery Montecito Family YMCA summer 2005
> gallery Hollister School Garden (Goleta)
> gallery more workshop at Hollister School
> gallery workshop at Hollister School
> gallery the four season scarecrows
> gallery various scarecrows
> gallery fall and christmas in the usa
> gallery various in the usa
> gallery christmas in the usa.
> gallery work in the usa.
> gallery workshops in the uk.
> gallery a scarecrow for joe
> gallery workshops in usa.
> gallery advertising scarecrows
> gallery celebrities and famous scarecrows
> gallery traditional scarecrows
> gallery various scarecrows
> gallery various workshops & events
> gallery lookalike and famous scarecrows
> gallery an array of traditional scarecrows

Ceramics
> gallery Ceramics 2003 -2004
> gallery Ceramics 2005
> gallery Ceramics Summer 2005
> gallery Ceramics Summer 2006
> gallery Ceramics 2011
Hats
> gallery Hats New Range in Spring 2011

Please keep checking for new gallaries

Tinman from the Wizard of Oz

A Poem By Barbara Euphan Todd


Ye Scairey-crows of dry-land,
Your little fields have bounds,
Come sail with me and you shall see,
The sun upon his rounds.
The sea-flowers bloom year out,year in,
The Plough is in the sky.
As you sail, as you sail,
And the time goes passing by,
And you will forget the fields you knew
As the times goes passing by.
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Download how to make a Flowerpot scarecrow movie

Download this 19½ minute long film where Joyce shows how to make a Flower Pot Scarecrow for only £2.99. Here Joyce runs through the creation of a flower pot Scarecrow in a simple step by step approach. This movie is in wmv format. Other formats are avaliable on request please just email us if other formats are required.

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Buy DVD of making full sized Traditional Scarecrow

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"Making Barnie" by Joyce Warren .

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Scarecrow History

joyce with a scarecrow in a tree The Scarecrow is one of the most familiar figures of the rural landscape not only in the United Kingdom but throughout Europe and many other countries of the world. His ragged figure has been recorded in rural history for centuries. His image has proved irresistible to writers from William Shakespeare to Walter de la Mare as well as to film makers since the dawn of the silent movie. Yet, despite all his fame, the origins and the development of the scarecrow have remained obscurred in mystery.

The above is from the cover of Scarecrow Fact and Fable, Author Peter Haining, Published in 1986 by Robert Hale.

Earliest known written fact about scarecrow's written in 1592.Definition of a scarecrow - That which frightens or is intended to frighten without doing physical harm.Literally that which - scares away crows, hence the name scarecrow.

Decline is due to the change of farming technology started with the industrial revolution. The hectic life of the farmer means that he doesn't have time to even feel the earth or walk it. He sits in his combination machine i.e J.C.B. He is protected against the elements and maybe listening to music. He is high off the ground and the earth and its magical properties are lost in a kind of factory floor.The hedges have gone to make larger areas. Lots of wild life has gone but somehow "The Crow" survives. The farmer of old would once a year sow his land by hand after the land had been lovingly prepared and tended. Now this is all done by machine. The farmer used to discard his old clothes and create a friendly chap and put him to guard his crops. He worked and still does. Farmers of today barely make a Scarecrow. On talking to them young and old still have a love of them. They try electronic ones and pop up balloon types. They are still trying to find an answer! The birds soon get wise to these. I believe if the Scarecrow is going to do his job he has to have a mystical feel about him.

Twelve years ago I made a statement,"What this place is missing is a Scarecrow" and since then I have developed it into an art form. Alas, a farmer rarely attends to this. But when he does, he is delighted. Also in the past they used boys or old men to add a "clapper clapper". This meant that the old kept in touch with life and the young were kept busy. In Peter Haining's book he tried to find the origins of the Scarecrow. It was a human sacrifice. Divine in Pagan times. Hence the use of the Crucifix. The crop had to be germinated to grow and for life to continue. It was a baker's old pole with cloth. As used in an old large brick oven to take out the bread. When it was old it would be put to use in the field, drapped in clothes. These two origins are the ones I like but no one really knows the true origin of the Scarecrow.

The Scarecrow also has different names all over the United Kingdom.

Jack A Lent - from the "Merry Wives Of Windsor" 1597.
Mommet - Somerset.
Murmet - Devon.
Mammet - Yorkshire, Lancashire.
Hodmedod - with hat and stick. Berkshire, Isle of Wight.
Tattie Bogies - Potato Fields.
Tattie Bouie
Mawhini - Suffolk, Norfolk, East Anglia.
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Other Movies

  1. Information about scarecrows 1.74mb
  2. Joyce with Freddie Mercury Scarecrow 743kb
  3. Scarecrows to music 213kb

Links to others friends and related site

  • Autumn Pumpkin festival for the Jubilee Sailing Trust a Southampton based national charity which enables people of all physical abilities to sail on the purpose built tall ships Lord Nelson and Tenacious.
  • www.kinderkorner.com kinderkorner kids shop and resource for teachers and stuff in general.
  • www.thekidsgarden.co.uk The kids garden web page. An educational page to help kids enjoy gardening.
  • www.area2.co.uk Michael Phillips guitar music, Michael also maintains this site with Joyce.
  • www.motherearthnews.com A web site for the circular Mother Earth News
  • Mother EarthNews
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Anne Widdecombe

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