a new chaffinch, a Long tailed tit and a house sparrow.
I thought that was it for today but early evening my hubby, son & I went for a walk by the canal, there was loads of swallow action over the water, diving and swooping really fast to catch the bugs! Joe said they looked like X-Wing fighters! so we all made starwars noises as a soundtrack to their busy hunting! When I got home I was inspired to add some summer visitors to me garden bird collection.
I have been very short of the color brown for these bird embroideries so the other day I prepared and dyed a few pieces of silk with tea & coffee! the tea on Iron mordanted silk produced the dark gray you can see on the flying swallow above! and on alum mordented silk tea made a kind of weak tea color!! the coffee on iron mordented silk made green!such fun
Its half term here this coming week so not sure how much time Ill have in studio but have ever intention to carry on making a few more garden birds!
have a wonderful weekend everyone xxx