Friday, 29 March 2013

The Eye, Beak and Feet

I was anxious about stitching the eyes, beak and feet. I felt that done well they would give my little tree creeper character; done badly, they would completely ruin the design. I turned to Trish Burr for help. Not Trish in person but the books by her that I have and also the stitching guide for the Chinese Flower. From those I selected an eye and a beak that I thought appropriate from my feathered friend and closely followed her instructions. I was very pleased with how they came out.

© Carol-Anne Conway

© Carol-Anne Conway

Many of Trish’s birds have bullion know feet. I did not think that they were appropriate for my bird, which has long talons on each of his toes. I decided to stitch them in a similar way to the beak, using the same colours. Again, I was rather pleased with them.

Happy Stitching


Mary Corbet said...

WOW - the head, eye, and beak are PERFECTION! Fabulous job, Carol-Anne!

Cath said...

The reflection in his eye is just right. He's looking good.

Rachel said...

Beautiful - so well done!

Heather M. said...

And you should be pleased with them! Very nicely done.