Tuesday, 11 September 2012
A good friend has recently asked me to produce a very special wedding present for one of her friends. The commission was to be a Stitchbird.... 'a what?' I hear you say. Well unless you have been to New Zealand or are a keen ornithologist you have probably never heard of one.
They are an incredibly rare and beautiful bird and coincidentally I have been lucky enough to see one on the protected island of Tiritiri Matangi.
This has been such a lovely commission for me to produce even if it has made me eye-wateringly nostalgic for NZ... I'm not sure I'm allowed to let you see the work in progress in case it spoils the surprise so in the mean time here is a lovely photo of a Stitchbird