These textile birds have developed from a workshop with textile group; Lost The Thread, and they produced such beauties I have finally got my head round how I want to teach it as a more structured two day workshop. The first day will be spent on the body of your bird, including the beak and feet. You will have the week in-between the two days to get started on the embellishment, choosing from yarns and feathers, silk throwsters waste, sari silk, velvet. The second day will be spent on the assembly and painted detail, and the finer details including the tail feathers and beading. I will show you how to use the soldering iron and Texture Magic to great effect creating wings and plumage but each bird will be very much your own, depending on the materials and techniques you decide to use.