Stay tuned to see the final product!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
On with the birds...
I guess I am continuing the bird theme today, since my newest project is embroidery and my subject is - you guessed it - a bird. I have been meaning to get back into practice with needlepoint, but have been lazy about getting out the tools of the trade. Yesterday, I grabbed my trustyMcCall's Needlework Treasury and dug through 5 craft boxes in the garage for my hoops and fabric and got to work! I chose a simple white cotton weave fabric scrap and a simple bird pattern. I traced the pattern directly onto my fabric with a plain ol' #2 pencil. I chose to change it up a teeny bit from the directions to make it my own, and to use my own color scheme. I apologize for the next photo, as it was taken indoors in low light.This pattern is actually meant to be a Christmas ornament. I am not sure what my final creation will be, but I am not yet ready to create Christmas ornaments! I am considering small pillow, pincushion, or perhaps a small standing statuary type somethingorother.I have reached this point, but am not yet finished with adornments. The pattern calls for sequins, and I may use some, but I am planning to do some bead attachments as well. I am toying with the idea of incorporating found scrap objects and have something "in" his beak.