Birds of a Feather (Beyond Projects: The CF Sculpture by Christi Friesen

By Christi Friesen

It's not only birdbrains that take pleasure in Birds of a Feather! There are flamboyant flamingos, owls (some clever, a few no longer so), a fiery phoenix and a flock of different polymer clay creations. Christi's hot writing type and priceless nudgings will fan the flames of your creativity and mind's eye. The emphasis is on colour and composition however the genuine deal with is in seeing easy methods to upload gildings of stones, pearls, beads and combined media for your creations.

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Overlap ribbons Easy Suggested Ribbon Woven ribbon with soft or medium hand, single- or double-sided Amount needed: „„ 16 × width of project ribbon Measure and Cut Ribbon width Cut 4 lengths 4RW. 1˝ 4˝ 7/8˝ 31/2˝ 3/4˝ 3˝ 5/8˝ 21/2˝ 1/2˝ 2˝ 3/8˝ 11/2˝ 1/4˝ 1˝ Overlap ribbons 2. Anchor knot the thread into the top right corner section, 1RW down from the top petal’s outer selvage edge. Gather stitch diagonally through both layers of ribbon across the corner section toward the opposite selvage edge; loop over the edge.

Use folded ribbon width of flower for leaf ribbon width. SK ILL LE VEL: Easy Suggested Ribbon 2 different colors of silk bias habotai ribbon 2. Tackstitch the middle of the inner layer to the crinoline; anchor knot and cut the thread. Amount needed: „„ Inner layer: 12 × width of Color 1 ribbon „„ Outer layer: 16 × width of Color 2 ribbon 4. Arrange the outer layer under the inner layer, on top of the crinoline. Gently pull the thread to close the opening of the outer layer. Tackstitch the inner gathers to the crinoline and anchor knot the thread.

1. Center: Cut a length of ribbon 144RW (see chart above). Follow the directions for the dandelion; cut off the excess thread. 2. Petals: Cut 12 lengths of ribbon 3RW (see chart above). Follow the directions to make a kimono petal from each length, folding the left side over the right. Cut the threads. 5. Arrange the center on top of the raw edges of the petals; tackstitch between the folds around the outer edge. Anchor knot the thread into the crinoline. 3. Stitch through the raw edge of each petal at the gathered seam.

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