They have been a long time in the making. I’ve had the idea of them in my head for some time, and knew exactly how I wanted them to look, but try as I might, I couldn’t find the right fabric for the wing. Until finally I stumbled across this beautiful design (Finger Print Leaves) on Woven Monkey (http://www.wovenmonkey.com):
I ordered a swatch just to make sure the print was the right size – it was perfect 🙂 I loved the fact that not only did it give me the hint of blue/green/grey that I was looking for, it had the most beautiful ‘watery’ feel to it – very fitting for my lapwing.
And so here he is. The finished product.
He makes me smile. I had wanted him to be a proud bird and he certainly seems very pleased with himself, and with his new wing, and of course, with his glorious head of hair. He will be delivered to my local stockist (Panorama Gallery, Topsham) this morning where I know he will be looked after until he finds his ‘forever home’.