What you see to the left of the bird is a flat steel washer. I planned to use two size 8 washers as the owl's eyes. What you see above is one washer in position, covered in satin stitches, and the second washer before it was put in place. However, once I covered the first washer, I realized how out of proportion the eyes were to the rest of the owl's head and body. Remember, this is a big canvas with a lot going on. I decided washer eyes that were this big and prominent were a mistake, and removed the washer I'd covered. Instead, I used stacked sequins for the eyes and a stopper bead for the pupil.
Owlcutus is no longer Borg. He's just a little owl again. The moral is proportion is everything on a needlepoint canvas--unless of course you are aiming to create cyborg owls!
|The Scanner makes the eyes look different but they really are identical.|
P.S. Can you see the slobber mark on the right any more?
Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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