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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

How to Embroider a Bird's Nest

I wanted to put a bird's nest on one of my spring themed crazy blocks and I wasn't sure how to go about it. I looked at some images on Pinterest but couldn't find what I was looking for and so finally came up with my own idea.

I cut out a little nest shape in brown felt and fused it to my block. You will notice that I added a little circle of black fabric behind it to add some depth.


I started embroidering some straight stitches over the top of the felt while trying to replicate a nest. I wasn't trying to be very neat or even, I was just trying to keep an oval shape.


After I had gone around the felt in a variegated brown thread, I added in some stitches in a couple of other colours to make the nest look a bit more haphazard.


Here is my completed nest, I added three little beads to complete the look.



I was happy with the result; I think any little bird would find it a cosy nest!

Bye for now,
Linda

8 comments:

Sharon said...

You are so clever Linda...A welcoming nest for any little bird...

Linda Steele said...

Thank you Sharon, I am often so glad that I've taken progress photos so I can remember how I did something

Michele Hill said...

Oh my goodness that nest is absolutely beautiful Linda……love, love it…….clever you! Hugs from a glorious Autumn day in Adelaide x

Gina E. said...

Clever and creative! So cute - our finches would love to nest in that!

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Gina, I have always been fascinated by nests

Linda Steele said...

Thank you Michele, I love the little nest as well. Maybe I could do a series of birds and their little nests!!

jude's page said...

The next looks gorgeous, well done

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Jude