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Blackwork Elephant Students Pictures


Needle Painting Birds: Wren, Red Poll, Robin and Chickadee

 

''When I saw the pictures of needle painting on Tanja's website, I thought I needed to do the same but in a special way. I am a quilter also and I love embroidery, therefore I asked Tanja to transfer the drawings of four birds on my own fabric.  I was thrilled she accepted to do it.  I really enjoyed each minute doing them. I am quite pleased with the results.''

Embroidered and quilted by Claudette Lachapelle in Quebec, Canada

Wren Kit

Red Poll Kit

Robin Kit

Chickadee Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Baby Burrowing Owl

"This was the first needle painting I have done and I was attracted to this idea as I love animals. The instructions however were REALLY clear and detailed and I had no problem doing it- using the PDF from the book to help. I was also really pleased with the detailed and prompt feedback I got which will make sure my next project is even better. The project arrived really quickly and communication was excellent. I will definitely buy from Tanja in future."

Embroidered by Jaine Hollis in Fife, United Kingdom

Baby Burrowing Owl Featured in the A-Z of Thread Painting Book

Baby Burrowing Owl Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Baby Burrowing Owl

Embroidered by Claire Josiak in Alberta, Canada

Baby Burrowing Owl Featured in the A-Z of Thread Painting Book

 

Baby Burrowing Owl Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Burrowing Owl

 

Baby Burrowing Owl worked by Ekaterina Ozerova in New Jersey, USA

Ekaterina worked the Baby Burrowing Owl from the A-Z of Thread Painting Book. She personalized her embroidery by changing the grass and adding dandelions which bring out the colour in the owls eyes.

Adding flowers to bird and animal embroideries is a great idea. I design most of my embroideries to be taught over two days which means that regretfully I have to miss out flowers from some designs as there is not enough time to teach the animal and flowers in two days. Please feel free to adapt any of my needle painting designs to suit your taste as Ekaterina did.

Baby Burrowing Owl Featured in the A-Z of Thread Painting Book

Baby Burrowing Owl Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Burrowing Owl

Embroidered by Lee Courtney in NC, USA

Baby Burrowing Owl Featured in the A-Z of Thread Painting Book

 

Baby Burrowing Owl Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Baby Burrowing Owl

"This was the first bird I have stitched and It has now given me the confidence to have ago at stitching more animal pictures, they are challenging but you are so pleased with yourself if you persevere and have ago.

Tanja has helped me alot and with her kits you can achieve more than you think you can"

Shirley Chard in England, UK

Baby Burrowing Owl Featured in the A-Z of Thread Painting Book

Baby Burrowing Owl Kit

 


Needle Painting Bird: Baby Burrowing Owl

 

"It took me 3 goes to get this little one 'close to right' in my eyes and I am grateful for Tanja's positive feedback. Thank you Tanja, he is beautiful in every way and really lovely to do."

Melanie Usher in Queensland, Australia

Baby Burrowing Owl Featured in the A-Z of Thread Painting Book

Baby Burrowing Owl Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Burrowing Owl

"This was my first attempt at needle painting and I loved it. The key to my success was working with Tanja at a workshop. We learned so much!  Since then I have done several more of her needle painting and goldwork kits - each one was a pleasure. With Tanja at your side by email or in person, you will be sure to enjoy expanding your skill set"

Anne Taller in Ontario, Canada

Burrowing Owl Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Burrowing Owl

"The Needle Painting was a joy...as usual the directions complete, the threads provided were generous in quantity, the entire purchase and working of the kit worthwhile. I love the design."

Gertrude added a individual touch by stitching a mouse under the birds foot :)

Embroidered by Gertrude Myers in PA, USA

Burrowing Owl Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Burrowing Owl

Embroidered by Lee Courtney in NC, USA

 

Burrowing Owl Kit

Needle Painting Bird: Burrowing Owl

Albert Embroidered by Lynne Demmery in Ontario, Canada

 

Burrowing Owl Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Chickadee on Blossom Branch

"I love doing animals and presently working on the Red Poll. I have done quite a few of your pictures and feel very comfortable with all your instructions"

Beryl Burnett in Manitoba, Canada

 

Chickadee on Blossom Branch Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Chickadee on Blossom Branch

Embroidered by Joyce Mitchell in NSW, Australia

 

Chickadee on Blossom Branch Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Chickadee on Blossom Branch

"I had embroided never needle painting. But the bird is immediately succeed because the instructions are very detailed, so good and so exactly. You need only patience.

The result is remarkable, the animals look living. Tanja, thank you very much for this very instructive lessons"

 

Embroidered by Danielle Weyland in Eisenach, Germany and in Amiens, France  

Chickadee on Blossom Branch Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Eastern Blue Bird on Blossom Branch

"When I saw that this needlepainting workshop was being held fairly close to home, I jumped at the opportunity.  I had already taken a blackwork cyberclass from Tanja and knew how detailed her instructions are.  She leaves nothing to the imagination.  I was hoping to learn a lot about needlepainting and was not disappointed.  I am now confident that I can tackle other needlepainting projects and come away with a good result"

Embroidered by Pat Bellinger in Illinois, USA

 

Eastern Blue Bird on Blossom Branch Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Eastern Blue Bird on Blossom Branch

Embroidered by Edith Scott Bouriez, New York City and Nantucket, MA, USA

 

Eastern Blue Bird on Blossom Branch Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Eastern Blue Bird on Blossom Branch

"Although I had tried needle painting before with flowers, this was my first attempt at a bird. I loved the class with Tanja. Her great teaching technique along with the very detailed instructions made it easy to achieve a realistic little bird on my piece of fabric. I loved watching him come alive with each stitch and was extremely happy with the end result. I'll definitely be stitching more of Tanja's designs"

Stitched by Sharon Burrell, Canberra, Australia

Eastern Blue Bird on Blossom Branch Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Eastern Blue Bird on Blossom Branch

"This was my first attempt at Needle Painting, and I'm so glad I tried it!   Tanja's instructions are absolutely fabulous, with detailed diagrams that really help a newcomer feel confident in this technique.   Don't be fooled by the size of the designs - there is a lot going on in these wonderful little birds.  I'm looking forward to trying more of these wonderfully realistic designs!"

Susan MacRae, PA, USA

Eastern Blue Bird on Blossom Branch Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Eastern Blue Bird on Blossom Branch

Tanja's clear instructions enabled me to successfully stitch this beautiful little blue bird and her advice will help improve my stitching for future projects. I can't wait to start another of Tanja's wonderful designs!

Embroidered by Marguerite Gibson in Victoria, Australia

Eastern Blue Bird on Blossom Branch Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Eastern Blue Bird on Blossom Branch

"Thank you for such a wonderful workshop.  With your guidance and excellent pattern instructions I really enjoyed learning this technique and was able to successfully complete my project.  The best part was stitching in the eye fleck at the very end and suddenly this little bird was looking at me!"

Embroidered by Barbara Sargent in Alberta, Canada

Eastern Blue Bird on Blossom Branch Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Eastern Blue Bird on Pine

"This little bird was a delight to stitch. I enjoy the creative freedom of thread painting under Tanja's excellent guidance."

Embroidered by Louise Berry in Tennesse, USA

 

Eastern Blue Bird on Pine Branch Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Eastern Blue Bird on Pine

“My first try at needle painting. This would not have turned out this good if it weren’t for Tanja’s clear instructions in the kit.”

Embroidered by Johanna Legge in Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

Eastern Blue Bird on Pine Branch Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Eastern Blue Bird on Pine

"I learned so much working on it and hope to be brave enough to try to design one of my own someday."

Embroidered by Katharine Thomas, New Hampshire, USA

 

Eastern Blue Bird on Pine Branch Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Eastern Blue Bird on Pine

Eastern Blue Bird Embroidered by Chris Zogus in Florida, USA

 

Eastern Blue Bird on Pine Branch Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Red Poll

"This was a challenging piece for me, but the help Tanja gave me through email was invaluable.  I was able to understand and solve all the problems I was encountering."

Mary Doerder in Iowa, USA

 

Red Poll Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Red Poll

"When I purchased the kit for this Red Poll birdie I also purchased a second printed fabric for me to stitch and give away as a gift.  When I finished this one shown here I asked Tanja for comments.  She provided several, one being she would have the white line in the eye (glint) just minutely shorter as it looks more like a line than a glint and gives the bird a bit of a sly look. A slightly shorter line will soften the expression of the bird. If it is too short and does not show up, just add another stitch on top.  My plan is to incorporate her comments into my second worked piece and then decide which eye glint I like best.  As also Tanja instructions were clear and her provided photo of the stitched Red Poll was extremely helpful in my deciding thread placement."

Red Poll Embroidered by Noelle Ferry in Virginia, USA

Red Poll Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Red Poll

Red Poll Worked by Helen Gordon in Ontario, Canada

 

Red Poll Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Red Poll

"Great fun to do this little bird!  If in doubt, read the excellent directions one more time!"

 

Worked by Jane Gordon in Weston, CT, USA

Red Poll Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Red Poll

"I throughly enjoyed the workshop and was very pleased with how my bird turned out."

Joanne Loebig in PA, USA

Red Poll Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Red Poll

"Tanja: Lots of luck with your website. I have benefited greatly from your instruction.

  Thanks.

  Margaret"

Margaret Randell in Newfoundland, Canada

Red Poll Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Pygmy Owl

"When I first saw the pictures of Tanja's needlepainting I thought, "I want to do that!"  When I saw the pieces in person I was convinced that I was in over my head, but Tanja's teaching and her through instruction booklet had me hooked.  I can't wait to begin another of her wonderful pieces!"

 

Barbara Hayden in Texas, USA


Needle Painting Bird: Robin on Berry Branch

"It was a wonderful workshop and excellent instruction"

Stitched by Pat Parker in Saskatoon, Canada

Robin on Berry Branch Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Robin on Blossom Branch

Robin on Blossom Branch Worked by Ana-Maria Kramer, Ontario, Canada

 

Robin on Blossom Branch Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Robin on Blossom Branch

"I would recommend this project to anyone looking for an intermediate-level challenge. The instructions are detailed and easy to follow. I am quite pleased with the results. I especially enjoyed working on blending the breast feathers (the lights and darks)"

Margaret Cobleigh in California USA

Robin on Blossom Branch Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Robin on Blossom Branch

"Awesome, clear instructions make the embroidery a joy"

Marjorie Holme in Illinois, USA

 

Marjorie has a Blog of her stitching.

Robin on Blossom Branch Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Robin on Blossom Branch

Stitched by Mary Kay Hopkins in California USA

Robin on Blossom Branch Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Robin in Grass

Embroidered by Anne Clarke in the USA

 

Robin in Grass Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Robin in Grass

"I started the project at Seminar 2008 in Kelowna. It was wonderful to see everyone enjoying stitching together. The instructions were clear and precise. The Robin worked up quickly and was a Fantastic project for the summer. As I stitched in our summer room, I watched the Robins in our back yard, and thought how similar mine looked to them. Thanks Tanja for many enjoyable hours of stitching."

Beryl Burnett in Manitoba, Canada

Robin in Grass Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Robin in Grass

"I have always admired beautiful threadpainting, but thought it unattainable for myself until I took a class with Tanja Berlin. The way she breaks the piece up into "doable units", and gives precise instructions gave me the confidence and ability to complete this piece.  It has whetted my appetite to do and learn more in this embroidery technique, the confidence and the ability to complete this piece"

Carol DuVall in Texas, USA

Robin in Grass Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Robin in Grass

Embroidered by Danielle Weyland in Eisenach, Germany and in Amiens, France

 

Robin in Grass Kit


Needle Painting Bird: Wren on Blossom Branch

"This work requires time, attention and patience, but, thanks to Tanja's constructive advises, you will get the deserved result . I felt widely rewarded by the improvement of my long and short stitch technique and the nice result ."

Christine Guillemain in France


If you would like to have a picture of your embroidery of one of my designs on this webpage please email me with your picture(s) and message, thanks, Tanja


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