Returning to a bird theme

Cora-in-progressJust added to my online shop another flat silk crepe silk square working with a stork motif placed within a stained glass window frame.


Since I last worked with a stork motif it has greatly changed. Somehow it’s reduced in size and morphed into various stylised shapes of beaks and feathers!

However, I think the stained glass influence is still obvious.

It is surprising how effective the final addition of green over the various soft golds has lifted the design.Agne-Ashe-hand-painted-silk-scarf-Cora-jewel-tied-WP

Author: agnesashe

Artisan, blogger and passionate East Anglian working from home.

16 thoughts on “Returning to a bird theme”

    1. Thanks. You know I’ve just had a quick look through my rather large number of photos of stained glass and I think I was looking at patterns from a 19th century window which in itself had been painted in a medieval style by a Victorian stained glass painter. I think the examples I used were from St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds. However, by the time I’ve worked up the design a few times it has moved further and further away from the original inspiration! C’est la vie.

    1. Ah yes, branding. The way of the modern world – even authors are a brand these days!! I expect Dickens and Wilde think ‘Mmm, got that T-shirt!!’

  1. Stunning as always! I do agree though, the green gives it just that extra lift. As I was looking at the earlier photos I was thinking, “subtle”, “very subtle.” Your scarves are always so elegant, and such a delight.

  2. Nice of you to say, Gwen, thanks. I have to admit it’s been very quite on the shop front since Brexit. I guess ‘discretionary spending’ has been put on hold. Sadly, times of turmoil, times of uncertainty all round the planet again.

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