This is a series of artworks inspired by a recent poll to choose 'Britain's National Bird'.  (http://www.votenationalbird.com) 

 

The pieces combine painting, patchwork and embroidery. 

 

None of the embroidery has been produced on a machine, it is all done freestyle by hand.  Whilst much more labour intensive, I find this far more effective when it comes to capturing the details of texture and the nuances in colour.

Some of the original artworks can be purchased from my Etsy shop - have a peek and see what's available! www.etsy.com/uk/shop/OfCatsandWren

'Britain's Favourite Bird'...
Embroidery and Textile Art

The top 10 favourite birds were:

1) Robin

2) Barn Owl

3) Blackbird

4) Wren

5) Red Kite

6) Kingfisher

7) Mute Swan

8) Blue Tit

9) Hen Harrier

10) Puffin

Robin embroidered artwork
Robin embroidered artwork

'Robin in the Snow' - Original embroidered artwork by Jennifer Livingston

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Robin embroidery close up
Robin embroidery close up

Close up image of 'Robin in the Snow' embroidered artwork by Jennifer Livingston

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Print of Robin embroidery
Print of Robin embroidery

Limited edition print of my original 'Robin in the Snow' embroidery.

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'Robin in the snow' card
'Robin in the snow' card

Card of my original 'Robin in the Snow' embroidery.

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Robin

Barn owl textile art by J Livingston
Barn owl textile art by J Livingston

'Barn Owl' original textile artwork by Jennifer Livingston

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Barn Owl textile art
Barn Owl textile art

'Barn Owl' original textile artwork by Jennifer Livingston Close up

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Barn Owl textile art - close up
Barn Owl textile art - close up

Close up of 'Barn Owl' original textile artwork by Jennifer Livingston

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barn owl textile art by J Livingston
barn owl textile art by J Livingston

'Barn Owl' original textile artwork by Jennifer Livingston

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Barn Owl

Blackbird textile art
Blackbird textile art

'Blackbird' textile art by Jennifer Livingston

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Blackbird embroidery detail - head
Blackbird embroidery detail - head

'Blackbird' textile art by Jennifer Livingston Close up detail of head

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Blackbird embroidery detail - tail
Blackbird embroidery detail - tail

'Blackbird' textile art by Jennifer Livingston Close up detail of tail and feet

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'Blackbird' textile art
'Blackbird' textile art

'Blackbird' original textile art by Jennifer Livingston

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Blackbird

Wren embroidery in hoop
Wren embroidery in hoop

'Wren' by Jennifer Livingston Embroidery in hoop

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Wren blackwork embroidery in hoop
Wren blackwork embroidery in hoop

'Wren' by Jennifer Livingston Textile art - Embroidery in hoop

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Wren

The 'British Birds' Project