Thursday, October 3, 2013

Woven Owl

 Had a lot of fun trying to make an owl by simply needle weaving. I first laid down the warp threads and then using various threads did the weaving. I used mainly #5 perle cotton and boucle threads. The face is worked using the ribbed spider wheel stitch.
 Completed woven owl about 10 cm.
 Using free motion machine sewing I had a lot of fun making this owl with a rather Napolean looking hair style.
 Worked with my mom to get the spuds out of the ground before it freezes.
 It was a lovely morning and an excellent potato crop.
I didn't just take pictures - really :)

24 comments:

  1. Oh, your Mom is such an awesome woman! I love her without really knowing her! You are blessed to have each other, for sure!!! What a fantastic crop!!! Love those red potatoes!!!

    NOW.....that is the most amazing woven owl I have EVER seen!!! WOWWW!!! It is one crazy delicious owl! I'm telling you, you are just something else, having the ability to do that!!! Dang.

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  2. What a pretty looking owl ! and all the colours matches so well. I love its face.

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  3. Just ran into your blog-love your woven owl-very cool technique, are those sweet potatoes?

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  4. Wow, your mom is so helpful. I really love all of these owls, they're all different and so beautiful.

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  5. Aww cute owl..
    Love for you and for your mom too
    Hugs x

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  6. This woven owl is such a lovely piece!!! Colors used are excellent!

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  7. Definitely wise owls, altho I have to admit that the second one looks as though he's thinking very deep thoughts. Red potatoes - yum!!

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  8. Ha ha! He does look like Napoleon!! So cute! And those wonderful potatoes - yum.

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  9. your needle woven owl is a delight, Napoleon is good too.
    Mum is working hard lifting those spuds, they have gone sky high here in the UK they will be a luxury soon to buy, suppose the supermarkets are blaming the weather!

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  10. I love the fotos of the potatoe crop with your lovely young Mum - and of course the Napoleon owl is perfect and beautiful and thwe woven one even morel

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  11. Fabulous owls they look like great potatoes still quite mild for the time of year here long may it continue.

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  12. Both owls finishes are lovely. You know me now, anything with owl, I'll approve of!! :D I prefer the second one though, maybe it's the Napoleon hairstyle that did it ;D Take care x

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  13. Your owls are so sweet, the woven one is so cleverly done

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  14. Wow! Those owls are stunning. You have made a very nice example of what can be done with needle weaving, so much charm, and as for Napoleon, he made me laugh!
    I bet those spuds were delicious!

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  15. It DOES look like Napoleon! I'm impressed with your weaving- great idea.

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  16. What a creative way to stitch an owl!

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  17. That's a really cute owl you stitched, and the FME one does look like Napoleon. Cool.
    It's nice to pick one's own food from the garden, and I'm looking forward to being able to do that next year after 7 years without.......

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  18. I can see so many pretty owls here in your blog. The best is the Napoleon look alike.

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  19. this owl looks fabulous and so much work!! I am happy to hear that you don't watch CSI!!! :)
    http://karenannruane.typepad.com/karen_ruane/

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  20. Great colour choice, Penny, love your owl. I admire your mother and her energy!

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  21. I have not seen very much of this type of embroidery, so I think you are sending me off on a tangent to search out some examples and maybe some instruction... Lovely work! The machine embroider owl is just as interesting -- after reading your blog I could be 'confined' to my chair exploring ideas, today!

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  22. Wow, Jenny! You are certainly a multi-talented artist. Love your owls and your sense of humour concerning the owl hair do! Also checked out your previous post and that little tiny owl is sew adorable! Great job on all of them!

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  23. You truly have a gift for stitching and creating OWLdorable owls. Each one with its own unique personOWLity. Very funny with the Napoleon hair. How fun to garden and produce food with your mom. Blessings Dear...

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