Bird Project - 2017

Scroll down the page to see the entries in our 2017 Bird Project and click on an individual photo to learn a little more about it.

This idea was based on a competition held by the Society back in the 1997/98. It is interesting to see the individual and varied interpretations of the design that was given to base the items on and shows a good range of techniques used by members.



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  • Judith Gordon
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    Judith GordonPole Screen

    This pole screen was made in 1997/1998 for the first MNS bird challenge. It is worked on 48 count silk gauze using Mulberry silks. Size: 1 5/8" x 1 1/2"

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  • Judith Gordon
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    Judith GordonAssissi Bird Picture

    This picture is embroidered on even weave material 64/58 count using Pearsall's gossamer silk. Size 1 1/4" x 1 1/4".

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  • Jenny Furlong
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    Jenny FurlongBird of Paradise

    Jenny created this exquisite bird of paradise using a vaireity of threads and a mixture of tatting, braiding, and wound thread. The field is felt. Size: 1 1/4" tall

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  • Ann Miall
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    Ann MiallBird Cushion

    This cushion is worked in half cross stitch on 40 count silk gauze. Size: 2" x 2"

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  • Carolyn Postgate
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    Carolyn PostgatePolescreen

    Carolyn's pole screen is worked in half cross stitch, using pure silk on 58 count silk gauze. Size: 1 5/8" x 1 5/8" Pole screen is made by David Booth

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  • Teresa Norton
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    Teresa NortonBurd Cushion

    Teresa has adapted the bird design here, working in a variety of stitches in DMC thread on 32 count calico. Size: 1 1/4" x 1 1/4".

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  • Pat Wootton
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    Pat WoottonKnitted Bird

    This bird was knitted by Pat from a full size pattern by Sachiyo Ishii using flower thread and size 22 needles. Size: 1 1/4" tall

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  • Pat Wootton
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    Pat WoottonKnitted Bird

    Pat says: "He is a bird of paradise (allegedly) though I doubt it as there aren't enough plumes...Also, he's a bit too plump..."

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  • Alicia Sledge
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    Alicia SledgeBed cover

    The centre bird motif is stitched on 32 count linen in cross stitch and half cross stitch, using DMC thread. This is surrounded by a patchwork frame made from Sari silk ribbons. Size: (Centre motif) 2 1/8" x 2 7/8" (Cover size) 4 1/4" x 5 7/8".

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  • June Pearson
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    June PearsonLace Crane

    June has used Milanese bobbin lace to create this elegant crane. Size: 1 7/8" x 1 1/2"

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  • Tara Sunman
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    Tara SunmanKnitted Toucan

    Size: 1 7/8" tall

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  • Rosalie Walby
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    Rosalie WalbyBird picture

    This hanging bird picture is worked in half cross stitch on 48 count silk gauze with one strand of DMC thread. Size: 1 7/8" x 1 7/8"

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