|Swan from Martha Edlin's Casket T.449-1990
When looking at the wheat sheafs, we saw two drawings of birds done in the same technique. I love the idea of the multicolored birds in this method! Well, there is a bird that exists in a collection - it is a toy from Martha Edlin's cabinet and we got to see it last year.
Note that it has lacets attached too! Hint Hint (Contest...)
This bird or swan is cream colored and looks very similar to the drawn bird on the right side of the illustration from Seligman and Hughes book (1930s). But we know that this particular bird is not the same as it came in the Edlin collection, passed for generations in the same family. So somewhere out there is another that might even be in multiple colors!
|Plate from Domestic Needlework by Seligman and Hughes, listed as owned by Sir William Lawrence, Bart.
Just imagine our favorite birds from the 17th century being worked this way!