A little birdie told me….

Hello everyone, after working on a beautiful goldwork robin, that had been designed by Georgina Bellamy of ‘That Embroidery Girl’,  some time ago – I decided to make another one as a Christmas gift. This really is a lovely little design to sew. It has enough challenges to keep you interested, but not so many as to make you feel totally daunted.

It took me three days to complete this little fellow and I am really pleased with the results. Here is a close up of his face and red breast. The top of the robin’s head was sewn in both bright check and smooth purl. As you can see I haven’t laid the metal threads flat like the sides of the bird – instead I have overlapped them all to add texture. The breast is worked in metal threads (in three different colours) that have been looped and sit tightly together.20200728_102919

Here is the finished bird, I hope the recipient likes him too….20200730_101341

Thank you for popping in. Happy stitching everyone….

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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11 Responses to A little birdie told me….

  1. claire93 says:

    oooh he looks so pretty ^^ Love the close up photo so we get to appreciate all the find detail on his red breast and gorgeous beadwork!

  2. Kim says:

    Beautiful! If the recipient isn’t a fan can I put my name forward?

  3. He’s absolutely gorgeous, and I’m sure the recipient will be thrilled!

  4. Catherine says:

    What a great gift you have made! A very stunning fellow indeed.

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