My latest project is a Purple Glossy Starling inspired by seeing one at the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham. I love the way the tail is so long and seems to flow behind the bird like a ribbon as it flies. They certainly are very exotic looking and their feathers change colour as they catch the […]
This is done with Pitt Pens on cartridge paper. I like birds and clouds. And anything pretty really. Pretty things seem to make life nicer.
This embroidery is called “Purple Nevsky Bird” after some drawings I did in the Alexander Nevsky cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria many years ago. I’ve tried to capture the elaborate wooden gilded carvings that decorated the cathedral interior. It’s purple silk dupion with gold machine stitching, gold lame and purple silk applique and lots of sequins.