With spindle legs and bright round eye
Shall be your autumn company.”
As usual I’ve used vintage linen mangle cloth as the base for my embroidery – it’s so strong, and a wonderful natural colour with some imperfections that simply add character to the finished work. The cushion was to be a simple pad so I took the measurements of my bench and cut just a little bigger for seam allowances.
….. scattered some sycamore and oak leaves in appliqued Welsh blanket – then added a little embroidery – more leaves outlined in stem stitch and some rose hips add a touch of brightness. Finally the quote – and can you see the robin’s footprints? I did think about embroidering the robin himself, but getting the scale and perspective right was just tooooo difficult!
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Happy sewing everyone!!