So, my next project (as announced in the last post) was this pair of cranes. They’re couched metallic thread. You start at the outside with a pair of threads (not true gold in this case) attached to spools and couch them together in concentric rings until you get to the center.
I really sweated the tail feathers on the first crane – sharp turns are hard to get right. And fitting in some tiny circles inside the head was fiddly work.
The next step was legs! They’re single-thread couching for skinny crane legs.
Next week: The puddle and crane number 2. I finished it! And framed it!