Rooster applique-embroidery by Mary Warner, 2020.
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Rooster Applique-Embroidery

One of my goals for 2019 was to create “a crazy quilt type piece,” which means to me using scraps of a variety of fabrics coupled with embroidery to make something interesting.

I just finished this rooster wall hanging, which features pieces of fabric hand-appliqued to a background fabric with embroidered stitches to add extra interest. I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out.

Incidentally, I did most of the work on this piece in 2019 during dog-sitting sessions at my daughter’s house.

I chose a rooster because they are colorful birds, which make them ideal for using fabrics in many colors. From a feng shui perspective, roosters command respect, are great for careers, and bring good luck. Who doesn’t want that symbolism working on their subconscious?

Rooster applique-embroidery by Mary Warner, 2020.
Rooster applique-embroidery by Mary Warner, 2020.

 

Rooster applique-embroidery by Mary Warner, 2020.
Rooster applique-embroidery by Mary Warner, 2020.

 

Close-up of head, rooster applique-embroidery by Mary Warner, 2020.
Close-up of head, rooster applique-embroidery by Mary Warner, 2020.

 

Close-up of legs and feet, rooster applique-embroidery by Mary Warner, 2020.
Close-up of legs and feet, rooster applique-embroidery by Mary Warner, 2020.

 

Close-up of tail feathers, rooster applique-embroidery by Mary Warner, 2020.
Close-up of tail feathers, rooster applique-embroidery by Mary Warner, 2020.

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