Tree in a bird

Every so often our feather duster sheds one of its lovely ostrich plumes.

Every home should have one

I’m currently working on the traveller’s blanket and thought, like a womble, waste not want not and all that. A quick trim of the feather and it kind of looks a bit tree-ish doesn’t it?

Trimmed ostrich feather

In ordinary circumstances of course an ostrich is going to need a lot of help if it’s got any hope of getting into a tree, but here in my creative little world where (nearly) all things are possible, here we are:

Ostrich feather tree

Just adding to the story collection really.

Leaves worked with silk and cotton hand-dyed threads on hand-dyed cotton lawn

Doesn’t it just make your heart sing when something like this happens?

Ostrich feather tree with seed-stitched falling leaves

Author: Karen

Textile and mixed media artist

10 thoughts on “Tree in a bird”

    1. It would probably have been better if I’d just drawn and stitched, but I liked the idea of trying to use the feather. I don’t mind whimsical 🙂

  1. And I am just dusting and was struck by the thought of an ostrich feather duster. Did not know that such a thing existed.

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