Wednesday, 1 October 2014

What's on your workdesk Wednesday?278

Not at my desk this week, this mission requires the space of the whole table!
I am trying to work out a simplified version of my textile bird sculptures to teach in a  one day workshop. Each of the original birds took a month of stitching and embellishing.
see original birds here

            So here is some of the step by step pictures today as I wrote notes and timed myself

This is where I got to by the end of the day, I even made a Shabby Chic friend. They just need lots of of stitching and making pretty now.
WOYWW is the blog hop hosted by Julia at Stamping Ground, pop over and take a peek, there are lots more desks to see.


  1. Wow those birds are great - I do workshops and constantly have the timer going when making stuff. Good luck with the class. Sunshine Girl #6

  2. Oh my word! They only took you a day? Great work there.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #7

  3. Well done Karen, these are fab...but as a note of experience..remember whn you time yourself, you know pretty much what you're doing and what you're trying to achieve...add loads of extra time for the poles of ability and understanding that you may encounter. That said, if they're all accomplished stitchers like you, it will be a dream! great subject for a workshop I must say.

    1. I always at least double all the timings, but they are all fairly skilled.

  4. Those birds are so lovely - sounds a very interesting workshop

    KraftyKaren #65

  5. I adore these birds! They have so much personality!!
    Gabriele 28

  6. Love Love Love those birds and made in one day - wonderful thank you for sharing - Anita WOYWW #45

  7. Wow they look fab ... 3D embroidery ... Very original but have to agree with julia it's unlikely anyone at ghe workshop will be able to go it in your time ... I have made the same mistake dhen teaching ... Trying to fit too much in ... Have fun though

  8. Wow, Karen - they're great! Wish I lived near enough to come to one of your workshops! Have a great week, Chris # 16

  9. What super birds. Thanks for sharing. Sorry I’m late commenting. Hope that you have a lovely crafting week to come. Hazel, WOYWW #81 x

  10. I love your work!! So unique! I do thread painting , I appreciate your d work!!Thank you for sharing, Have a great week Ginny M #63

  11. Hello!

    A whole table to work on your project - sounds great to me as I have a very small work space! This is one wonderful bird! The class sounds like fun!


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