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This delightful hedgerow bird composition was inspired by the tree and hedge sparrow communities that Nicola encounters when she walks her dog Quince across the fields. It is a masterclass in embellished crewel work and surface embroidery, and includes Split Stitch, Stem Stitch, Back Stitch, Satin Stitch and variations, Long and Short Shading, Couching, French Knot and Ghiordes Knot Stitch.

Blossom Hedge Sparrows

  • 40cm x 40cm hopsack cotton  with printed animal/foliage motif
    (h: 24cm x w: 32cm)

    Embroidery and Chenille needles

    Appletons crewel wool

    Fine d’Aubusson wool

    De Vere Yarns worsted wool

    DMC stranded cotton and Etoile metallic cotton

    Au Ver A Soie Un Fil metallic filament 

    Madeira metallic 

    Gutermann polyester sewing thread

    Benton and Johnson metal thread

    Miyuki seed bead


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