|Sparrow number four completed|
|The pieces of sparrow number five ready to assemble|
I realized two basic principles for building the weaving form. One, put the seams in places away from the most detailed parts. Two, work on as much of the detail as possible while the pieces are still flat. The form is made of four pieces of heavy interfacing. Two of these form the head. Another folds around to form the back, tail and sides and the last is the under side of the bird. Once the pieces are all marked and cut out, I start by adding the details to the pieces: beak covering, eye stitches and beads, holding stitches for the warp, darts, and pockets for the legs and tail wires.
|Sparrow number five taking shape|
This is as far as I have got on sparrow number five. As soon as it is completely assembled, I can string the warp threads and then begin weaving.