I began by stitching his breast. According to my bird book and the photographs I have seen it is white but, of course, white is never just white. I wanted to capture the shading and the shape of his body.
© Carol-Anne Conway
I stitched this during the evening using my daylight magnifier. I thought I was doing quite well! The next morning by daylight, albeit grey, miserable daylight, I could see that the colours are all off. I think that I will take this out and stitch it again. I also think that the angle of the stitches is not quite right.