Feathers and dragons

Frigtened little bird


“The playful little girl is dead. Where she was playing, now a frightened little bird is sitting.”

This I wrote in one of my notebooks about healing a traumatic past. The first bird I knitted for this project is a fearful and miserable little bird. It has not much color, is not able to fly and it can not stand straight up. The eyes are dull and the bird is sitting in a bit a strange position. This is exactly how I intended this bird to be. It shows how I felt a long time ago, when I was bullied for years and years.

I started knitting this bird with a story when I discovered the knitting project Yil Birds of Mathilde Jongbloed. I found out about her project exactly at the right moment.

This frightened little bird is the first in my series of knitted birds with a story and also the starting point of writing a fairytale.


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