14th May 2013
The summer chaffinch is the second in the seasonal bird series to be found in the latest edition of Cross Stitch Collection. The spring blue tit was a great success with a lot of readers (see the preview in an earlier blog piece) so I hope the rest will be as popular. I have certainly enjoyed designing this group…..and please do look out for the lovely little wren set in an autumn landscape that will be printed in a couple of month’s time.
A strong palette and use of backstitch make this design leap off the fabric.
Chaffinches, like so many of our native birds, are not as common as they used to be but this chaffinch is at home amongst the red poppies and the sweet briar roses as he looks across the pasture.
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