Hello everyone, I do seem to have managed to get a little bit of sewing done in the last three weeks! Last time we got together I had just attended a day course with the wonderful Georgina Bellamy of ‘That Embroidery Girl’ and was in the process of stitching a metal work robin, I had finished off all the padding and made a start on adding the metals. Here is where I was at….
The next step was to add the wing feathers – these were made by dying some cotton material with acrylic paints and then covering with gold and bronze gutta in quite a haphazard design. The wing feathers were sewn above a layer of vinyl feathers over the felt backing.
The breast of the bird was sewn in smooth purl. I used three shades of red and looped the metal as you can see here….. The loops were interspersed with bright check chippings.
Here is a close up of the looped metal… Cotton thread is passed up through the felt and into the little metal tubes before being plunged back down into the padding.
And here is where I am at as I write this (however, I have written this in advance – so might actually be further along when this is published! – Is that cheating a little?).
I am really enjoying sewing this little project as it is not too difficult so I can pick it up and do a few minutes each evening. I do hope you are all having fun with your projects, can’t wait to see what you have been up to!
Thank you for popping in. Happy stitching and I hope to see you all in another 3 weeks.
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