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Swooping swallow, hand stitched picture

Swooping swallow, hand stitched picture
£30.00 1 Available
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Hand embroidered image of swallows swooping over a landscape of fields and hilltops.

I hand stitched this picture onto some silky blue material that I salvaged from the wardrobe, and added some fluffy white clouds. The hillside is formed from felt, and the birds and landscape are stitched with embroidery thread using stitches of various lengths and colours to represent fields of different crops and stages. It is a time consuming method but does allow lots of detail. I had to include the little white dots of sheep-flocks!

The stitched piece is just over 3 x3cms and the finished item is just over 10 x 10cms, and is ready to hang. The work is protected behind glass with a light grey mount and black frame which sets the work off nicely.

I photographed the picture in natural light without the glass but I'm sure you know that screens and monitors do vary.


Our landscape in west wales is full of colours and textures, and I love the patterns formed by the fields, farms, roads and trees. I love to see the swallows swooping and enjoying our countryside, and always marvel and the immense journeys they have accomplished.

The swallows are an unmistakable reminder of summer all year round...

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