Mary Corbet

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I learned to embroider when I was a kid, when everyone was really into cross stitch (remember the '80s?). Eventually, I migrated to surface embroidery, teaching myself with whatever I could get my hands on...read more

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Turkey ‘n Thread… Or What-Have-You!


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Here’s my lame attempt to combine embroidery and … uh … turkeys.

Turkey Collage from Needlework by Mary Corbet

Happy Thanksgiving to All!


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  1. Love your turkey, Mary. When you have a spare moment, can you tell us a little about the threads and stitches you used?

  2. Hi, Cissie –

    Sorry! I probably should’ve clarified. I took a bunch of images of different projects I’ve worked on and wrote about here on Needle ‘n Thread over the years, and using Photoshop, combined them into a rather shoddy looking turkey!

    The projects are:

    Goldwork and Beetle wings (tail)
    GST Strawberry (body)
    Christmas Chicken (large part of wing)
    Red Poll (lower grey wing tips)
    Golden Pomegranate (front breast and crown)
    Felt Needlebook (head, breast, and foot)
    Book cover (leg)

    In fact, I may edit the post and add that list…!


  3. Nicely done!! You say shoddy, I say not so much shoddy as modern artish. 🙂

    (Whether or not you consider that a deadly insult is up to you. *grin*)

    It actually looks like he’s nibbling on the flowers down on the breast…LOL!

    Happy Holidays to you too… 🙂

  4. Hey Mary ,

    I would not exactly call that a lame attempt ! that turkey is looking great. Why is it that I cant see, to whip up great things like that 🙂 The colours work a treat.

  5. Just came across your turkey!! Now you’ve given me food for thought on the ‘cat’ wet felting that I made in Germany during my visit.

    Love your creativity.

  6. Ive been asked to make a processional canopy for church – I want to make the symbols, like pax and ihs using gold lame – how would I go about doing this – thanks in advance Eileen

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