Sunday, 18 January 2015

Painting with thread

Hello peeps, my final update on Christmas presents that I made (honest!!).

A few years ago my brother decided to leave his job in the city and volunteer across the other side of the globe in Ecuador.  As it was this was the making of him and he met the love of his life up a volcano!  Now, she was not a local girl but came from only a couple of miles away from where he lived in London (such a small world!).  Zoe is lovely and they got married and currently live in London again.

Zoe loves hummingbirds and my brother used to show me them on Skype when he lived over there, flying around in their garden, so I decided to have a go at making her an embroidered hummingbird.

I haven't really done much free hand embroidery before so I was winging it so to speak.
I added some iridescent thread to help it shimmer like the real thing.

I kept it in the hoop, finishing it off on the back by gathering it up and stitching some white felt across the back to neaten it up.

So there you have it, the last of my Christmas makes....time to start next years!!!!

Happy Crafting

1 comment:

  1. That is so lovely and well worth finishing. A keeper for sure.
    Jo x


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