Wednesday, June 18

Liberty Bird (part two)


Often the reason I stop working on something is because I'm not sure how to continue with a piece and I'm pretty sure this was the case with this project. But when I pulled this Tufted Titmouse  embroidery from the WIP basket I suddenly *knew* I had to add some stitching to the background.



I'm using colours that are similar to the colours used in the fabric design but generally they are more bold and I'm adding some variety in the shades as well. From afar the stitching on the background isn't immediately obvious but up close it's really nice. :)

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    1. Thank you, I really enjoy working on this project :)

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  2. I get these little birds in my garden here in California. They are very sweet. This is a beautiful project.

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    1. They look like they are really sweet characters. I don't think we have them over here...

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  3. it's really busy and you can't see the bird, esp since the stitches are so sparse

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    1. Well it's not finished yet but actually the busy background is key here, like the bird is partly one with the background? Call it artistic freedom ;)

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  4. Looks like he's peeking out of a flowering bush, very pretty.

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    1. haha yes I hadn't thought of it that way but it does look like that a bit :)

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  5. I didn't notice the background stitching until you mentioned it. It looks beautiful, I love the subtlety!

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  6. That’s such a great blog! as an embroidery artist I will definitely check this out!
    Thank you, Elia
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/EliaDesigns

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  7. This is totally ace & I can't wait to see how it turns out!

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