SAL 31: The wings of hope….

Hi everyone, as I am now back in school there is less time to sew (not that I had a huge amount- what with all the online learning to post!). But I have made some progress on my little blue wren.

Last time I posted I had just finished the breast area which was worked in sequins and metal work…..wren (2)

Since then I have turned my attention to the wings which will form little needlecases. A wire casing is sewn around the outside edge of the wing using buttonhole stitch. The scalloped edge is also buttonhole over a larger detached stitch. Satin stitch in two shades of blue – not my neatest! and then the rest of the wing uses goldwork techniques. One wing down and I have made a start of the second now.

wren wing

Thank you for popping in. Happy stitching and I hope to see you all safe and well in another 3 weeks.
We are a small group of crafters using a variety of different techniques. Please check out the fabulous stitching by all the other members of the SAL. If you are interested in joining us you can contact Avis for details.
Avis , Claire, Gun, CarolSue, Constanze,   ChristinaKathyMargaretCindy,   HeidiJacky , SunnyHayley, Megan,   MaryMargaretRenee   , Carmella , Jocelyn,    SharonDaisy,   Anne,   A.J.Jenny , LauraCathieLindaSherrieHelen

About wybrow1966

My name is Deborah, and my earliest recollection of being creative is learning how to smock at primary school. We had a wonderful, white-haired lady who came in once a week to teach the 'girls' how to sew. I am not sure what the boys got up to during this time - but I never once felt as though I was missing out on anything. Now, as a primary teacher, I often give up evenings to teach enthusiastic children how to embroider. I am now just about to embarked into the world of blogging. Who knows if anyone will be interested, or if I can even keep it up. But here goes....
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20 Responses to SAL 31: The wings of hope….

  1. kathyreeves says:

    Beautiful as always! Great progress too, those wings would be a part I would look forward to!

  2. CathieJ says:

    Wow, this is a lot of intricate work. That wing is beautiful.

  3. Christina says:

    Beautiful wings! I love that they will be little needlecases. How fun!

  4. claire93 says:

    your little blue bird is coming along wonderfully. I bet it’s a bit of pain having to stitch two wings, and making sure they match.

  5. Such a lot of intricate needlework but so worth it!

  6. Sharon says:

    Your project is so interesting. It is so beautiful, excited to see the next update on this 🙂

  7. rutigt says:

    So beautiful!!!!!

  8. Kim says:

    Gorgeous! This is going to be so pretty when you’re finished 😍

  9. So beautiful, I love seeing how your projects are developing, I’m always amazed! xx

  10. Renee says:

    Wow! This is going to be another stunning piece. (I had to show off some of your work to my husband, he found your seahorse quite amazing.) I look forward to seeing your wren when it is complete.

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