Big Mistake!!


I have long had some ideas of embroidering some pieces featuring birds.  I have done some in the past,

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but want to do some more.

Not wanting to reinvent the wheel I first turned to my on-line antique pattern library books and there I found some wonderful designs that are now all out of copyright.

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What I want to do is use the basic shapes to depict some of our native birds.  That will require some changes to the designs but I now have the basic shapes and can tweek the drawings to suit me.  I also noticed that there are a number of Kate Grenville designs in this book, also out of copyright.


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Oh, those are lovely, and such a good start!

Carolyn Foley

They were both for classes that I taught in the past. The next lot will be just for me.

Queenie Patch

Oh, your work is so lovely.
Did you tea dye the linen?

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