Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A bird's nest made easy


During the class we worked on a Bird's nest. I figured this out when I was looking for an easy way to create one without using 300 stitches. This stitch can also be a flower using silk ribbons or variegated perle silk/cotton. This type of stitch was used to create big flowers on a hat during the early part of the 1900's. A hat pin was used in a hat and then wide ribbon was wrapped around the pin. The end was tucked in, creating a large type of rose. After viewing the new fibers available, I knew the technique would translate well using a few stitches to hold it in place creating a bird's nest. A few pearls and voila'.
Choose a few threads to use. Here the fibers are brown for the nest. But you can use other colors to create flowers.





Wrap the fibers around the needle that is inserted through the fabric with both ends of the needle sticking out on the top of the fabric.


Done!




As for the Prom and the Trolley-They had a wonderful night!



Next post will show how the island in our kitchen became a Cirque du Soleil themed party buffet. It was the theme for their prom this year.

8 comments:

  1. I know that I have following your posts on APQ for sometime and now on your blog. I have been wondering where you have learned and mastered all these wonderful stitches? Your crazy quilts are just amazing. Connie204

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  2. Ah! A trolley bus! They used to be quite common here (long before my time) and were electric powered, they had a metal rod on top that connected to the power lines overhead - much like a tram.

    The nest is very sweet. :)

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  3. Your embroidered nest and blue birdie are stunning Debra! Thank you for sharing your technique here, you are a giving fairy.

    Glad also to see the photos of the trolley and the Cirque du Soleil in your kitchen? The party sounds bigfun!!

    Thank you for your email.
    It is you that I continue to think about!

    xox
    Constance

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  4. Oh for the patience and know-how to do those lovely stitches! Your work is stunning! ---"Love"

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  5. It's amazing what you can create when you know how - an you certainly know how! Delighted that the Prom was such a success and look forward to the Cirque du Soleil buffet. Ann :-)

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  6. the nest is so sweet debra!!!!
    i am here through constance- wishing the best and praying for you debra!

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  7. Great speaking to you!!
    Elsa (above). She is a special one, like you.
    xox
    Constance

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  8. The nest is wonderful!

    Looks like the Trolley car was a success! How fun!

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