Saturday, February 06, 2010

Birds make a come back

A bird string for spring!

I had some bits of birds left over, so I strung these on a machine wrapped cord and finished it off with one or two beads.


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and while I was at it - I made a pink pair for my granddaughter's new bedroom.


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As before, the bodies are made from scraps of fleecy fabric needle punched with wool sliver (roving), the wings are offcuts of felt and both body and wings are edged with trellis stitch on a buttonhole foundation. They are "adjustable". The birds slide up and down and you can make the string longer or shorter by moving the beads at the top. I'm thinking about making a more elaborate version with lots of hand embroidery.

3 comments:

katiejayinpa said...

awwwwwwwww, pretty cute!
kaethejean

Jackie said...

I'm making birds today too!
Yours are such pretty colours.

kay susan said...

Thank you, I was going for spring colours.

Yours will be tweets then, Jackie!?