2/20/2010

And now the nest!

The little bird is pretty much done and ready to cut out... I'll do a little more fill it when I applique it on the block... I added a little white and light blue and am still undecided on doing any darker blue shading... I think it suits the block as it is....

But now on to the nest... I done nests with all kinds of threads, velour, ribbons and beads... I want this one to be a little looser than I usually do nests so I dyed the felt with Adirondack Alcohol Inks.....and I dyed some cotton perle thread #3 to match... I will stitch in some beads and charms... I will do the same procedure....tight chain stitch around the perimeter and then fill in and cut out... Before I can put the nest on the block I will have to do some stumpwork branches...

I find myself repeating myself on some subjects.....but once again... Adirondack Alcohol Inks are the greatest for any surface...porous or not. And some genius named the colors. You have to love colors named stonewashed, pesto, sunset, cranberry, or lettuce...They all have names that nails their exact colors... I love that...

1 comment:

Plays with Needles said...

Just the painting of your nest looks yummy~! Can't wait to see this one...you'll find something fantastic to do, I've no doubt. And I have never tried Adirondack Alcohol inks so I'm off to look those up! xo Susan

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