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Embroidered applique hoop art bullfinch

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This little Bullfinch is just one in a series of embroidered bird appliques I have been working on. I feed the birds every day, then take photos of them, which I reproduce in a coloured sketch, before doing my own interpretation in fabric and thread. So Mr Bullfinch is a real-life character! I built the shape of the bird in needleturn applique, a technique which allows me to turn and secure the edges of the design, using cotton and batik fabrics. Then I brought him to life with hand embroidery stitches. The stitches I chose include traditional stitches, like fly stitch and straight stitch, or ones I made up. The stitches bring an expression to the bird's face and create texture on its body and wings. The beak and legs and feet were satin stitched. He was appliqued onto a background of floral furnishing fabric, before mounting into a 6 inch bamboo embroidery hoop. I secured the trimmed, raw edges of the piece onto the inside rim of the hoop with strong glue, then covered a piece of card with wadding and calico to hide and tidy the back.


5 out of 5 stars
  • Reviewed by Denise Burns
    5 out of 5 stars
    Aug 4, 2018
    I just love my little Robin. He's beautifully stitched and finished. Rachel is lovely to deal with. Thank you 😊
    Embroidered applique robin

  • Reviewed by purchases1
    5 out of 5 stars
    Sep 12, 2017
    This is even prettier than pictured. It's gracing my wall and I love it. Arrived quickly and safely. Well packaged. Hooray for this great seller!
    Embroidered song thrush

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Embroidered applique hoop art bullfinch

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Bamboo hoop, DMC embroidery threads, batiks, cotton thread, glue, wadding, calico, card furnishing fabric
  • Feedback: 2 reviews
  • Favorited by: 5 people
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