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* My textile work is all hand stitched

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* I photograph everything in natural light, which is sometimes a bit... gloomy, here in West Wales. So bear that in mind, and of course colours may vary from screen to screen, as you know

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Kingfisher - hand stitched closeup

Kingfisher - hand stitched closeup
£30.00 1 Available
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Kingfisher - embroidered by hand, a detailed head and shoulders portrait.

This little picture was stitched by hand using individual strands of embroidery thread in shades of turquoise, blue and burnt orange. The white flashes and long black mandibles are set off against the darker cotton background and the gleaming plumage is emphasised with tiny metallic turquoise stitches.

I think those little fish in the water beneath had better watch out!

The little stitched piece is just over 3x3 cms and the narrow oak frame measures approx 10.5x10.5 cms. I photographed it in natural light without the glass for accuracy but I’m
sure you know that colours vary from screen to screen. With the glass in place and a hook on the back it’s ready to be displayed.

A lovely gift for a nature lover or a bird watching friend, even a treat for yourself, if you’ve been good.


The combination of colours and contrasts in the plumage of these clever birds is always good subject matter. For this picture I wanted to concentrate on the white arrow shaped flashes and the gorgeous twinkling turquoise and deep blues.

Shipping & delivery

This item will be posted to you by Sylvies Sewing Room within 3 days of receiving payment.

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United Kingdom £0.00 £2.00

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£4.00 £2.00
United States £4.00 £2.00

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