feather embroidery

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My lovely hens left me a lot of beautiful feathers during molt (chicken and other birds partially loose their feathers once a year to regrow new ones, like we loose and regrow hair all the time).

I collected the most beautiful to me, because keeping them all would have been too much. I always imagined an embroidery piece with these and thought this portrait I’m doing is just the right piece for this.

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If you have lots of feathers, too, and want to embroider with them keep in mind, you will not be able to use the hoop stitching them on – at least not where the feathers cross the hoops circles!

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