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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Kingfisher Fabric Collage


Last week while Charity Shop shopping I found a small framed woven
picture of a Kingfisher which I decided to rescue and dress up a bit!

Here's what it looked like when taken out of the frame.
The information label was on the back of the mountboard.
(I left the wooden frame and glass in the shop)


I then had fun trawling through my stash to find various pieces
of lace, fabric and fibres to complement the picture.


I thought these fibres made a good nest!


The buttons at the top are mother of pearl and the one on the left
had the perfect blue colouring for the piece.


.... and finally a peek at the back!

Thanks for looking -  and can't you tell Spring is finally here with all the
lovely bird song - unfortunately no kingfishers near where I live (too urban!), but plenty of pigeons, magpies, blackbirds, sparrows and blue tits.

Edit:  Thanks to Viv for providing a link to the website of
the manufacturer of the Kingfisher woven picture
 Cash's

16 comments:

Jennifer said...

Really nice - Love the bird. Jennifer.

Viv's Visuals said...

Sherry this is just lovely... I never get things like this in charity shops.. they're proably there it's just that I don't see the potential! The colours complement the beautiful birdie perfectly. x

Viv's Visuals said...

Me again - here's a bit about the makers of your lovely kingfisher
http://www.jjcash.co.uk/aboutus.htm

oneoff said...

That is lovely - and all the better for being "Sherry'd". I saw a kingfisher at the river last year, and will never forget that brilliant flash of colour, followed by us saying "was is...?", "did we just see...?" Amazing.

Bx

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous hanging, wish I could find things like you do in our charity shops. xx

CAROL said...

Sherry, this is gorgeous, you're so talented with a sewing machine, it's something I'm really NOT good at, I wish I was xx

Minxy said...

An amazing rescue job, everything works perfectly together :D

Createology said...

This is a wonderful repurpose of such a lovely bird art piece. Love your use of colors and the "nest" is perfect. Happy Spring and Birds Who Sing...

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

It's beautiful, Sherry. Great job.
Angela

Dianne said...

You did a great job improving this!

Mrs A. said...

This is gorgeous. The colours are just perfect with the kingfisher. What happened to the frame and glass though?

The Sparkly Fairy said...

wow what a great idea!

Ira said...

Love what you did with that image!! The colours go so well together with the bird!!

Gini said...

Oh wonderful Sherry, I particularly love his interesting nest, I think I could get quite comfy there, and it's in my favourite colour!
Gini
xx

Mrs Moen said...

Ok; I'm officially in love, this is beautiful!

Gez said...

WOW! Terrific creation :)