Sunday, 11 January 2015

Tapestry robin - new and improved

I needed to blend and spin a little bit more of the orange yarn from the dyed combed tops (Shown here with the other colours: white shropshire, and brown and tawny-grey ryeland).
I learned a lot from the first robin and used the same pattern to re-create it. The improvements I included were a better formed eye opening, tiny shaping changes, and simplified edges.
Finished weaving.
I clipped the holding threads to remove it from the backing.
I sewed the dark beads tightly against the inside of the eye openings and darned in any threads on the outside. I fastened a bit of heavy interfacing against the ends of the wire supports to keep them from poking through the weaving. It was then ready to assemble.
I fastened in the paper beak and wire legs, stitched up the seams and mounted it.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing, Ruth! Looks like he will break into song. (What song do robins make?)