Our recent workshop with Delia Cecil was enjoyable and very absorbing. Delia's technique of using freezer paper to make the intricate pattern pieces for this delightful robin was new to most of us, and we were impressed by how effective it is - once you get the hang of what you are doing!
This is a photo of Delia's robin hanging, to show what we were aiming for.
Using Delia's and our own eco-dyed fabrics to make the robin helped to make it more realistic.
We all managed to complete the assembly of the robin, but most of us found it pretty time-consuming, which meant that we didn't get far into free machine stitching the feathers to add texture. We knew that stitching the background and finishing the hanging wouldn't be possible in the day - something to look forward to doing at home.
Here's a clutch of robins waiting to fly away home to be completed .....