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A Pygmy Kingfisher


◕‿◕ Greetings to you from a warm and sunny Cape Town. It’s nearly weekend  and I have something really special to show you today by world-renowned needlecraft artist: Trish Burr from Cape Town, South Africa.


Trish is famous for her beautiful  books and this is one of her best-sellers: Needle Painting Embroidery Fresh Ideas For Beginners— a complete guide for beginners to learn the technique.


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…and here is her little Pygmy Kingfisher – one of the first birds that Trish made and it’s still one of her favourites.



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Does he not touch your soul ?


Here is the close-up detail… click on the image to enlarge



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And more close-up detail…




Thank you Trish for sharing this little Kingfisher with all of us  

I hope to see you very soon … it’s always so good to spend time with you — creativity flows!



Have a lovely weekend everyone and sending lots of African sunshine to embroiderers experiencing freezing temperatures in Europe. -30 °Celsius — that’s unimaginable to an African soul. Take care and keep warm.


I will show more of Trish Burr’s beautiful pieces in the weeks to come. So do…

  • Join me (and many other talented embroiderers) on Facebook 
  • Stay in touch with the latest on Twitter 


Till next time


Happy weekend