Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Work in Progress Wednesday - the Moths

Work in Progress for this Wednesday is Mum's Moths. About 25 years ago, she made these moths and cocoon in a workshop with Annemieke Mein at Sale. The process involved fabric painting and free machine embroidery, special fabrics and other secret activities.

Mum was always insistent that it needed Emu feathers for the antennae (note to non-Aussies - large, flightless bird). She was also insistent that they had to be from either side of the Emu!

I have finally obtained some, and she was right - they are perfect. Now all I need is to find some beads (I have heaps) and at least duplicate the beads on one wing on the other.

And maybe shorten the antennae - not sure.

Where do you obtain Emu feathers from? They are the feathers on the slouch hats of Light Horsemen, but in this case we finally found someone who had a wild emu that ran up and down the fence near the house, and regularly left some on the barbed wire. I think it must have run both ways, as there are definitely feathers pointing both ways.


Blogger Annet said...

These moths are gorgeous!

12:12 am  
Blogger crazyQstitcher said...

What fabulous moths. I love the antenna and the length looks good.
How great to have had a course with Annameike.

I'm happy to have found this blog Linda.

10:24 am  

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