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box of birds 3rd panel

Panel number three is the pied wagtail, balancing on a fence post.

The fence: lollipop sticks cut to size with a craft knife and coloured with wax crayons. 70 more words

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box of birds flowers

This past week I’ve been working on the background for the pied wagtail but it’s not quite finished so you’ll have to wait a day or two for the main reveal. 110 more words

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box of birds 2nd panel

The robin is now stitched to his perch. I stretched sufficient silk over a base layer of muslin on my Millenium frame to give enough room for another panel to be stitched before the fabric comes off the frame so I’ll have to cover up the robin so it doesn’t get damaged while I stitch the next bird. 33 more words

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box of birds 1st panel

I’ve really enjoyed adding the extra touches to complete the nuthatch panel of the box of birds.

The background fabric is a pale green silk which I backed with a fine calico before applying any stitches. 38 more words

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box of birds tree stuff

After I’d posted the branch samples, Joyce of Little Felt Houses asked if I’d thought about using wrapped wire. I had discounted this method but Joyce’s comment prompted a rethink.  357 more words

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box of birds branches

I made ten samples for a tree branch and the final choice is between #2, #3, and #4.

For anyone interested in the methods employed: 134 more words

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box of birds robin

More than half the robin is sewn and I’ve already sorted out threads to stitch a blue tit simply because I’m enjoying embroidering birds at the moment. 36 more words

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