Pretty parrot 3

I stitched two more detached wings today and this, the third, is the best of the bunch. The parrot body has been padded and is ready for stitching but I can see more practice stitching on the horizon before I’m happy with the shading. The padding is felt, ironed to organza with double-sided fusible web. The organza prevents the needle pulling felt fibres through to the surface but I’ve not tried this method before. When I stitched the tansy, I ironed freezer paper to the felt before cutting out the shapes and the residual glue of the paper was sufficient to stop the fluff. Either that or I ironed the acrylic felt at too high a heat and that sealed it!

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