A Few More Birds.

I`ve been working on lots more little stitched birds over the last few weeks. I love making them, especially as I invested in a new sewing machine a couple of weeks ago (a wonderful Bernina) which is an absolute dream to work with. I still feel that I`m gaining confidence with each one, and really enjoy going to town layering all the differnt coloured threads to create little paintings in stitch.

Here are a few recent birds, I must admit that I was especially pleased with some of them, but I think the little coal tit is my favourite so far.

Sam, bullfinch, heart brooch 043 Bullfinch.

coal tit embroidery 002 Coal Tit.

I think this one is my favourite.

coal tit embroidery 037

chaffinch 013

Chaffinches.

chaffinches for etsy 008

two blue tits for etsy 015

And of course, a few more blue tits!

two blue tits for etsy 042

two blue tits for etsy 056

bluetit for etsy 007

two blue tits for etsy 007

two blue tits for etsy 093

two blue tits for etsy 103 I love this one!

I think it is the vintage fabric backgrounds that really help these little birds come alive, and a big part of making them is selecting just the perfect piece of fabric for them to perch in. Then I stitch in a twig or two, layering little scraps of fabric to look like bark. I like the layered, tangled look this gives, as if the birds are living in an overgrown garden– just like mine!

 

 

 

 

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