2 of 3 RSN Courses, Feathers sold out. complete beginners as well as those who want to practise their embroidery and goldwork skills. There are three different designs available to suit a range of abilities and include a tawny owl feather (easiest) a jay feather (intermediate) and a swan feather (hardest). All designs use a range of decorative embroidery stitches and goldwork techniques including couching metal threads, or nué, chipping, cutwork, padding and silk shading.
Giant Weta - Native to New Zealand, the Giant Weta is a very large insect species. Reaching weights of up to 35 g (1.23 oz), the bug usually hides in the dead leaves of tree ferns, or in nikau palms and cabbage trees, but it leaves its resting places at night to move around in trees or on the ground. Despite its enormous size, the Giant Weta only lives 6-9 months.
Koala Conventions, Jane Nicholas The specimens include a bumble bee with detached wings and a fluffy body; a dragonfly with a beaded body and gauzy wings; a beetle with its raised elytra worked in metallic needlelace; and a cricket with a snakeskin body and long, wrapped-wire legs.