Stitching birds

My original inspiration for the bird designs has some from those wonderful women in Guatemala.  This woman was selling hand made items in the street.  All the work in the beading and the embroidery.

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Stitching all these birds has really got me looking at feathers.  Their colour, especially the turkeys.  Here are some in the markets in Guatemala.  I don't know how they fitted so many in one basket.

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Here is our one turkey on the island.

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His tails feathers are a delight.

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The range of colours is wonderful.   What stitches can mimic this?

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The more I look the more fascinated I become.


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Carin saga

I agree, there is something very special with feathers, the sheen, the shading, the fluffiness or stiffness, the lightness..... the many ways a fallen feather can be used, as 'soft furninshing' for a nest or as filling in a duvet, as a pen, as a decoration on a hat AND as inspiration for the embroiderer!


I'm looking forward to seeing how all this wonderful inspiration comes out in your embroidery!

Carolyn Foley

Only a few days until the next one is finished.  (I hope)

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