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Olive the Owl


Good Morning, Goeie more, HOWDY, Buon Giorno, Bonjour, Guten Morgen, Selamat Pagi, Buenos Dias, God Morgen, Dobroye utro, Boker tov, kunjhani, Buenos Días, Wilujeng Enjing, Günaydin, Umhlala gahle, Bom Dia, добро утр-dobro utro,  Dobro jutro, G ‘day, Góðan daginn, בוקר טוב!!!, Hyvää huomenta, Dzień Dobry, Sugeng Enjing, Cao An, Ohayo Gozaimasu,  Labas Rytas,  Bună Dimineaţa, ДОБЪР ДЕН, sanibonani, sugeng dalu, Marhaba, Salutari, Tere hommikust!  :-))


I thought you would enjoy seeing OLIVE 


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Doesn’t he make you smile?


Here is another view of Olive…


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I used 7mm no. 90 silk ribbon for the wings and added bits of silky fibre for a feathery effect.

I used green silk organza fabric for the leaves and outlined the edges in back stitch.

The branch was made with bamboo yarn, which I twirled to form the texture.


The music notes and detail on Olive: I used Rajmahal and DMC thread and stem, back and straight stitch.


Close-up detail …

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I really did enjoy this project!


Remember that OLIVE is also eligible for the international Silk Ribbon Embroidery Competition 2012


I have almost completed “keep a green tree in your heart” and will share her with you in the weeks to come…


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Take care and enjoy the rest of your day. It’s freezing cold in Cape Town… real embroidery weather 🙂







4 thoughts on “Olive the Owl”

    1. Good morning 🙂 I have had numerous requests for a kit for Olive. I will write the instruction sheet and as soon as it is ready I will let you know in my newsletter. Have a lovely day ♥

  1. di, the world has had me in a bit of a whirl wind lately… so this is the first i have seen of this piece! it is truly magical. you work wonders with a needle and thread.

    OOx c.

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