We are gearing up for more stitching right now and birds are top on the agenda. We have a few individuals who are visiting the area in the next five weeks who will be staying over a week each to work on the jacket. (Thank you!). Also, we will be scheduling a session for either the last weekend of March or first of April. Stay tuned – I should know the dates in a few days. We have been waiting until the wardrobing of the interpreters is done for opening on March 21st so we don’t get in the way in the workroom. Plus we HOPE old man winter will be almost done here in New England. We have had a tremendous series of weekend winter storms.
We have quite a few of the birds to work on and they are the last of the silk work on the jacket. We waited until we got better photographs from my visit to the jackets in October. Thank goodness we did. A few tweaks needed to be made from my original stitching of a bird (see the logo above). What is interesting to me about the birds in general is how the six different birds on three jackets and one panel are all done in spiral trellis and trellis. The pieces don’t look like they came from the same workshop but there seemed to be a ‘code’ about birds. The cross hatching of the trellis stitch does give nice texture and maybe you could say it looks like feathers.