The sampler so far. Latest ones are herringbone and chain in a circle ( bottom right). I have been unwell and spent a lot of time thinking about stitching this week rather than doing it. I could at least do the seeding because it didn't need thought or inspiration. What a great stitch seeding is, it makes me consider which other stitches can be used to join fabrics together in that abstract way. Perhaps when the 'flu haze retreats..........
Two more circles with stitches on the sampler. Both are detached chain or lazy daisy. I had this sampler with me at the West Country Quilt Show on Saturday in Bristol. Hello to all the lovely people who came and chatted to me on the Brunel Broderers stand. It was a great day out and a very positive feeling to contrast with the tragedy in Paris the night before.
Fantastic day out last Friday, despite the weather, at the International Centre for Birds of Prey at Newent. These are my best photos because the kestrel perched right in front of us. This day out was to provide photos to work from for the exhibition in June. (Tudor hunting lodge at Newark Park) I am looking at falconry because they would have used birds in the Tudor hunt. Reading H for Hawk got me very interested. I am now reading The peregrine- J.A.Baker.
Peacock feather in progress and finished - the background is parachute silk, light as a feather! I have to work a little into the background fabric to anchor it. I don't know what its destiny is .......time will tell.