I sewed my Heron’s feet today. (Photo by Jon Katz)
It took me a couple of tries to get the first one right, but then I was ready for the second. I knew just what to do.
I wound the embroidery floss around the tips of the toes to make the claws. They looked just as I imaged they would. That doesn’t always happen. And sometimes it happens, but doesn’t look as good in the physical world as it did in my mind.
This time it was as I’d hoped it would be.
After the feet were done, I looked up some embroidery stitches and decided to do a backstitch with embroidery floss around the whole Heron. I started on the bottom with the blue. I didn’t get too far, but I do like the way it looks.
I felt a transition was needed between the birds body and the background.
The small stitched outline was just what just right. I’ll work on it more tomorrow.
10 thoughts on “My Heron Gets Feet”
Wow! I like the backstitch too. It gives it dimension like feathers. Beautiful work
It’s just what it needed Margaret.
Absolutely stunning! I love how you incorporate so many textures in you fabric wall art. This is such a beautiful piece of art! Thank you again for taking me on another creative journey!
I’m so into textures Josie, I feel them on many levels. Thanks for your good words.
Maria, your Heron is stunning! Are you selling it? I’d love to buy it for my new room in NC when I land there on September 29! 🙂
Thank you Fran. I do have several people who have asked to buy it. So there is a bit of a list. Good luck with your move!
This fellow is gorgeous! It is a beautiful compilation of the skills you have been honing all these years.
I see what you mean Susie, it is just that.