I’ve added two petals and two leaves to the Castelo Branco bird embroidery.
There’s a long way to go, but I’m starting to get the hang of working with the Portuguese art silks. I have to be very careful about the tails, because they really show through if they overlap blank areas. Next up: fill in the flower center and work the stem for this branch. I’m doing this project by completely working blocks of the design so I don’t run out of thread halfway through a motif.
Previous posts for this project are listed on the Projects page.