Bird on Batting • by Becky Shander
Bird on Batting
by Becky Shander
Cut a bird shape from a scrap of felted wool. Cut a wing shape from crocheted lace. Stamp image of circles with words onto canvas fabric using black ink and cut around circles. Stamp image of four circles onto canvas fabric using black ink and cut around circles into a rectangle shape. Use embroidery needle and thread to add stitching details to the four stamped circles. (Leave one circle untouched for adding to a button later). Add interest to the bird's eye area by sewing a French knot.
For the fabric collage base, cut a piece of organic cotton batting into a rectangular shape. Place the piece of canvas with four stamped circles onto the bottom of the batting and sew to attach. Sew border around the batting edges. Hand sew a button to the center of the untouched stamped circle and wrap a strip of mesh fabric around this button. Sew the canvas circle with words onto the lace wing. Use craft glue to adhere wing to the bird. Use craft glue to adhere the bird to the batting and let dry. Create mini hanger with wire. Use a rusty safety pin to attach to top corners of the batting to the wire hanger and add buttons to one of these safety pins.
The rubber stamps used for this project are Cynthia Shaffer's Stitches & Dots found here.