I decided to celebrate Saturday with embroidery. Isn’t this a cute bird butt? I’m using the colors and threads that came with the Water’s Edge kit, but I am using 1 strand instead of 3 and working it with needle-painting. Trish Burr’s book Colour Confidence in Embroidery has been enormously helpful. I still haven’t had the time to work any of the bird projects in it, but all the photos and detailed stitch directions are definitely helping me with this project.
You know what? I am not even going to wait until Monday to post this, because I love my little bird THAT MUCH.
It’s a nice piece that’s coming on well, Hannah! I agree about using just the 1 strand – 3 would look so ‘blocky’ and badly worked, whereas this method is making a really good job of it.=)
Yes, three strands for stem-stitch for the main plant stem is nice because it goes fast, but it just would not work for the bird.
Your embroidery is inspiring to me, Keep the emails coming, Thanks Loads… Texas
Glad you enjoy them!
You’re so talented with the needle, so many different projects, thanks for sharing
🙂 thanks so much, I love feedback
I love this colourful project .It’s coming out so well.Cute bird!
It is indeed looking very good – crisp and feathery!
The light stitches make the underside of his bottom look raised, and the then darker stitches add to that to give the overall all, er, butt, depth – wonderful colourwork. Trish Burr’s book is great, isn’t it!