Sparrow on Red Hot Poker by Nicky Perryman Textile Artist

Humble Sparrow

Sparrow painting by Nicky Perryman Textile Artist
This is another one a companion sparrow in progress at the painting stage.
Sparrow on Red Hot Poker by Textile Artist Nicky Perryman
Free motion stitching created the body of the sparrow and the wing details.

I love sparrows, the sound of them chirping in garrulous clouds in bushes and thickets and under house eves. I decided I wanted to make something based on the sparrows that used to come into the garden we had when I was a child and hang on the red hot poker bush, picking at the flowers.

The background of the piece is silk dupion painted with acrylic ink. The rest of the image is free motion embroidery and some satin stitch to create the flowers and their stems and stamens and the bird’s legs.

Sparrow on Red Hot Pokers - Machine stitching on hand painted silk. 8" square. Textile Art by Nicky Perryman textile artist.
Sparrow on Red Hot Pokers – Machine stitching on hand painted silk. 8″ square.
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Nicky Perryman

Hey, I'm a textile artist based in the UK. I like playing around with fabric paint, stitching both hand and machine embroidery and I have far too many sequins. I'm inspired by nature, its mysteries, subtleties, delights and complexities. The outer natural world has its counterpart in the inner spiritual world and I am also inspired by folklore, poetry, fairytales, stories of long ago when the spirits of nature seemed less shy than they do today, as well as my own shamanic journeys into the dreamland.

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