Friday, March 19, 2010

The itty bitty wing

This is the foreground wing for the Hummingbird. I should have put a ruler in this picture, but I did not think of that until now. The total length of the wire from tip to tip is 7 inches so that should help. Anyway, more of the silver chiffon is ironed onto the interfacing after the pattern was traced on it. I then tacked the wire to the outline shape and then button hole stitched over it. Next was to outline stitch all but the straight lines on the right and they were done with a single straight stitch. Finally, I took my tiny sharpest scissors and cut away the extra chiffon. How cute is that little thing!


The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

How cute? Ultra-cute!

I had not realized you needed interfacing for this but of course you would to stabilize it for stitching. I've stitched on chiffon but it isn't easy and you certainly need a hoop!

NCPat said...

Jane, both of the little wings have the chiffon with the iron on interfacing behind them and yes you do have to work in a hoop. Very easy to do but small pieces.