SAL 35: Starting to come together

Hi everyone, I do hope you are all keeping safe in these strange times. My life seems to have gone back to normal, as 5 year olds find it impossible to social distance!!

On the sewing front I have not progressed very far since last time as I have been busy on Christmas sewing projects. So here is where I was up to last time…

I am currently sewing the edges of the wing inserts which will act as needle cases – but these are difficult to photograph as it is white stitching on a white background! But I do have something to show you as I have been working on putting the little bird together as well.

First a ceramic body was covered in a layer of felt and the front side of the tail added….

The next stage was to apply a tweed layer over the felt. Then the other stitched components can be sewn over the top of this. I have also added a silver mesh ribbon around the central belly of the wren.

All that needs to be added now are the wings!

Keep safe and well, and more importantly – keep stitching! See you all in another 3 weeks from now.

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.

AvisClaire,  Gun,  Carol , Sue,ConstanzeChristina,  Kathy,  Margaret,  CindyHeidiJacky , Sunny ,  Hayley,   Megan,   MaryMargaret , Renee ,  Carmella ,  Jocelyn, Sharon,  Daisy,   Anne,  A.J. ,  Jenny , Laura ,   Cathie,  Linda,   Sherrie,  Helen

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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31 Responses to SAL 35: Starting to come together

  1. craftycreeky says:

    He’s going to be stunning, what more can I say!!

  2. Cathie J says:

    Oh my, I am amazed at the beautiful complexity of this piece. That bird is absolutely gorgeous. You must have wonderful patience. How do you manage this with a 5 year old around?

  3. It’s beautiful! You’ve got so much patience 🙂

  4. kathyreeves says:

    That seems like loads of progress to me! He’s going to be so beautiful when completed. 🙂

  5. Carole says:

    Wow! I was wondering how it all went together so thanks for showing that. This really is stunning!

  6. claire93 says:

    little blue bird is looking soooooooo cute!

  7. Sharon says:

    Such an amazing project. Always love seeing the progress. This is the truly the blue bird of happiness 🙂

  8. Christina says:

    Stunning! He’s almost complete and so so beautiful!

  9. magpiesue says:

    Wow. Just, wow. You always do the most amazing work – like the goldwork garden in the previous post!

  10. rutigt says:

    OMG! This is stunning!!! What a beautiful bird this is gonna be!!!!

  11. The bird is coming together nicely – and a real contrast with the five year olds, I’m sure!

  12. Laura says:

    Wow! Your bird is impressive!

  13. Ahh the wee birds is looking great. Can not wait to see the finish.

  14. It is precious! You are really good at embroidering on such a complicated piece!

  15. teamwilsun says:

    I am speechless. This piece is more exquisite each time I see it. Gorgeous, elegant, intricate work!

  16. Catherine says:

    What a beautiful project! It looks fabulous, and you sound like you have enjoyed the whole process. I can’t wait to see the finished piece!

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