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Needlepoint Shorebirds December 28, 2007

Posted by barn owl in needlepoint, shorebirds.


I’m working on a series of needlepoint pillow tops for my bedroom, which is painted in pale blue-gray. I also wanted projects that I could take on airplanes, without running afoul of security measures that prohibit scissors and sharp needles.

The first design is a European Oystercatcher, Haematopus ostralegus, in flight, worked in tent stitch. The background is diagonal mosaic stitch. I’ve used inexpensive acrylic yarn throughout, to reduce costs and to increase durability and washability.