Friday, 5 February 2016

Eggplant Trio Bird Dance

I've had a cold for the past week, so on and off I've been stitching on my Eggplant trio.  Last night I finally finished them off and took some pictures.  Here is the first guy in all his glory.
A closer look as I was stitching him.  I back stitched Purple Dazzle around the purple wool and them whipped stitched a variegated purple Valdani thread, so it almost looks like bead work.
Silken Pearl was used to make the Drizzle stitches on his neck band.  Bullion knots around his wing applique.
Palestrina Knot in Lavender along the pink breast accent. I love the linen rickrack with the bullion knots and closed fly stitch flowers.  I also love how the variegated grey/black thread works up in the Bullion knots for the legs and feet.
Last touch is to add the woven Picot beak.  A nice finish rather than just the wool.
Number two all done, there are almost 170 French Knots in the background square!
He also has the wrapped Purple Dazzle with Valdani variegated purple, notice his plain wool beak. Wrapped Bullion loops on the top of his neck band with very long legged closed Lavender Razzle Fly Knots couched down with an orange variegated Valdani thread.
Wing accents of double cast on stitches done in Silken Pearl.
Flower detail.
And to finish him off his woven Picot stitched beak in Sue Spargo Eleganza thread.

Next up this whimsical guy with his dreads...
A closer look at his neck band with Bullion Loops top and bottom.  Three rows of Palestrina knots in the middle.
Here he is with the first of two 80 wrap Drizzle Stitches.
Then number 2 along with the whipped woven circle to the right.
And now with his Woven Picot beak made with two different variegated threads.  His dreads have been couched down so they don't blow in the breezes.


WoolenSails said...

Those are beautiful pieces and beautiful stitch work.


Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

This is beautiful Sandi - I love the variety of stitches and threads you are using. I'd love to do something Sue Spargo one day. She came to New Zealand late last year, but I didn't go to her classes because I would have had to fly to get to the venues. I do hope she comes again.

paulette said...

Your stitching is amazing! A work of ART!! WOW!

Susan said...

Those are gorgeous! You do such lovely work. You must be a pro at Palestrina stitch by now. =) You've done a much more beautiful job than I ever would have. I'm glad we found each other!

The little book of Nessie said...

Your birds are looking great. Lots of nice stitches. Regards, Nessie