I have managed to do a little stitching on my goldwork parakeet (designed by Georgina Bellamy of ‘That Embroidery Girl’) , The design was published in Inspirations magazine if you would also like to have a go. Last time I had managed to cut out all the felt padding and had started to sew it down onto some synthetic organza.
Once the padding had been stitched in place it was outlined in gold pearl purl, after which I could then start adding the birds feathers. These were made from cotton organza that had been coloured using painting pens. Feathers were cut out using a simple template and then sewn down to the felt padding. I also put some large tacking stitches across the feathers to stop them getting in the way of further stitching. The lower body of the bird was covered with smooth pearl in gold and olive green.
I have added a beak made from kid leather and started on the head of the bird. This is sewn in long and short stitch. The head has proved the most difficult part so far as there is such a lot of stitching around this area, making it hard to get even a beading needle through. Here is a close up of work so far….
I hope to find some time soon to finish this little fellow off.
Thanks for popping by, happy stitching.