Stitched Birds on driftwood. Being an explorer of embroidery I use a variety of stitches, techniques and painting to bring my stitched birds alive. Some of the sculptural birds are layers of cottons and felt cutwork applique over canvas then using freestyle whip stitch over it all to manipulate and distort the warp and weft to create an organically sculptural surface. The birds are then sewn by hand onto painted driftwood or wood with gold leaf applied. (Some available in my Folksy Shop - or contact me for a custom commission.)
Sculpted stitch and cutwork seagull on seaworn driftwood.