Having finished my dress sampler, I fancied something a bit bigger to get my teeth into, so here he is! A stylised bird of some description that I am going to interpret in creative goldwork. I'll still be doing the samplers on and off in my hoop as well, but my hoop has his wing in it at the moment so the sampler will have to wait a bit!
|My 'Dragon Bird' design|
I've appliqued his breast on and here is the padding for the wing, three layers of felt stab stitched
and here's his wing, gold silk organza over the green silk and then I will couch different threads for his