Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Simple Jayne

Simple Jayne, Russell Jeanes


When I started knitting birds a few years ago, I never imagined that one of them would end up starring in a music video. This is my knitted lapwing, brought to life by the very talented Russell Jeanes, for the beautiful video for Russell Jeane's equally beautiful song, Simple Jayne (with morning blackbirds).

Russ describes the video as a "stop-motion music film, set in a mysterious English wood, about the hidden magic in nature". It's just stunning, and I am so happy that my lapwing was part of this lovely project. Watch the video for Simple Jayne on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Quoth the raven, nevermore

Knitted raven, with raised wings - first time I've ever knitted a bird in this position. The knitting is pretty simple but the making up needs a little patience as you need to work with wire in the wings, legs and tail to create a framework to hold the bird up. 

Here he is "perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door" as in the Edgar Allan Poe poem. I think once pumpkin season is here, I will take some pumpkin - perching photos too.

Friday, 3 October 2014