A bird in hand….

Yay, happy dance! I have been frantically stitching and have finally managed to finish the little goldwork parakeet, designed by Georgina Bellamy of That Embroidery Girl. It was a lovely design to work with similarities in techniques used in her robin design. The top of the birds breast was worked in looped metal smooth purls tightly packed together. The rest of the birds face was stitched in long and short stitch.


Gold chippings hid any edges around the base of the feathers. Once the bird had been stitched, it was cut from the hoop and a felt backing was sewn on. I had chosen not to make the bird into a brooch and instead added a cord to hang the bird from….and here he is…..

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I was really pleased with the finished results and he will be hanging in my kitchen window, catching the light!

Thank you for popping in, happy stitching.

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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14 Responses to A bird in hand….

  1. claire93 says:

    such a pretty, colourful, little bird!

  2. He is so sweet! What a lovely addition.

  3. juliebanham says:

    Incredible! So beautiful

  4. Being a bird lover and owner of a parrot – I think this is absolutely gorgeous. I love your intricate work.

  5. He’s so gorgeous – a delight to see!

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