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Friday, 25 June 2010

OF A FEATHER.......

                                                    AND MORE FRENCH KNOTS!


I had such fun stitching the French knots for my last piece that I wanted to do more. I have also been wanting to use my sewing machine more and so decided to combine the two things.
This piece is worked on an A4 piece of canvas that I coloured first and let dry.
The bird bodies are torn from an old book page and then glued in place. The legs, beaks, tails and outlining of the bodies is all stitched with the machine. French knots were added afterwards.

                                                            I really liked this bird!!

                                                   And this ones beak came out really well!


  I chose the colours for the birds to fit into the PLAY DATE CAFE challenge this week, I haven't entered any challenge for so long I thought it would be fun to get back into doing that occasionally.

14 comments:

Sarah Anderson said...

Oh Sue these are FaBuLouS!! Hope you've going to frame them, they'll look amazing on the wall.
There's something so therapeutic about sewing on mixed media pieces isn't there - it's certainly not a chore!!
ps great to have you back playing at the playdate cafe :)

Netty said...

I loved your use of the french knots before, but this is fabulous. Annette

Athena said...

It's such a wonderful and joyful piece. Very chirpy ;)
Excellent french knots. It me a while to master those.

Helen said...

Sue, these birda are adorable.

Julie Ranae said...

It is SO great to see your work again here in The Play Date Cafe...what a wonderful addition to our gallery : )
Looks like your new home agrees with you! Welcome back, Sue!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely use of the colors! The birds are fantastic! And the knots are fun! Glad you had time to play in the PDDC this week!

Carol Q said...

fab Sue. perfect combination of stitching and paper arts

Stephanie Kraft said...

What a super creative canvas, Sue! Love the fun birdies and all your stitching! Thanks for coming back to play with the Play Date Cafe!!

Nigel said...

Wonderful birds, I love em.

But then, I would say that, wouldn't I? ;)

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a fab altered piece - great use of stiching and colors. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Sue said...

I was chatting to Wendy on the phone the other day and she told me about the Blogger difficulties - it's great to see you back. Loving the stitching - the birds and flowers are stunning. Looking forward to seeing more - much more. Take care ....

Hels Sheridan said...

Fabulous art Sue... I wish I could even thread my machine, let alone suss out a French knot LOL Hope all is well with you x

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH WOW! OMGooooodness! This is fab! I just love love love it--so clever and a great way of using both french knots and your sewing machine! I just love everything about these birds:) Thanks for joining in our challenge over at the PDCC! You rock:)

Ruby said...

Hi Sue! Are you 'the' Sue that Wendy over at Stamp Attic is always talking about?!!! LOVE this, it's so quirky and fun! I'm not great with the sewing side of things, this is fab! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the PDCC :)