Thursday, 27 March 2014

Thinking outside the box

 I've been trained in traditional embroidery, and one of the hardest things to do is to break out of that mindset, even though I want to experiment I keep going back to traditional methods! And I'm not yet experienced enough to use traditional method  'creatively'. Anyway, I've done the beak in leather.........
Bird's beak
.........and the grasses heads are in assorted beads.


Bird's breast
The breast is done with long and short stitch in single strand DMC, and the shadow under the head is silver passing done in or nue. 

I'm still thinking about the leaves on the grasses.... tick, tick!


  1. It's going well, and I am sure you will find yourself gradually having ideas that are a little more "out of the box". It won't happen overnight, but you'll get there in due course!

  2. Hi Rachel,
    Thanks. I had a day with Tracy and I've a few more ideas :)