Black sugar & tissue, patterned tissue, newsprint and white tissue papers
Silk-cotton, acetate satin, muslin, poly-cotton, cotton twill
Torn fabric nest
Silk, scrim, poly-cotton, linen, blanket, calico, twill and knitting ribbon
Torn fabric backgrounds
Torn sari ribbons, & silk dupion, woven and stitched for a background for ‘Pied Piper’.
Frayed Silk Carrier Rods
Kittiwakes on a cliff edge
Funny postcard from Waddesdon Manor, a very good bird shape
Background: marbled silk noil, sari ribbon with decorative machine pattern
Nest close-up: bundle of mixed knitting ribbons and ‘fringe’ knitting yarn
Silk cocoons attached using button fixing
Footprints close-up: yellow dishcloth and machine patterns
Bird close-up: assorted knitting yarns, frayed sari ribbons and a chunk of carrier rod
Background: This worked well, giving the effect I wanted of strata at the top and bottom, with plants on the top.
Nest: This was all right, giving an untidy effect – possibly too untidy, and the eggs are probably a cheat, but I broke a Titanium needle on the first one! I used the button attachment stitch and a 100 jeans needle in the end.
Footprints: These were made up in yellow man-made dishcloth (a bit like felt) and footprint-like machine patterns which seemed to work.
Bird: This was disappointing. I think it would have been better to loop the yarn on the breast in single rows, rather than a bundle, and the thick yarn down the back might have been omitted, showing more of the dishcloth fabric.
Conclusion: Could do better. It might fulfil the brief, but is not pleasant to look at as it is very muddled.