Tumbling Lapwings

Lap wings

I have been fascinated by lap wings for about 2 years, in March they have a wonderful flight display called ‘tumbling’ I have been trying to capture this.

I started with some drawings that I had made into thermofax screens.
and I have done some applique
The themofax screens have been used [with a natural dye paste] to try to give the impression of the birds in flight. As I have more time on my hands I have been stitching them with pre loved embroidery threads.
Its taking longer than usual as I am mixing up threads to make my own colours.
nearly finished now, I may do another piece, larger with applique birds.

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