SAL65: A tall tail

Hello everyone, it has been a busy three weeks but I have The little peacock sewing etui below is designed by Jenny Adin-Christie and this was where I was up to the last time

Peacock tail

I had sewn the inner potion of the tail and had began to sew the feathery stitches in a metallic thread. The next challenge was to add the fettuccini ribbon to the outer edges. The ribbon is beautiful when you get to grips with working with it as it does fray so easily. It does give a wonderful shiny texture to the tail. I did not try to get the two sides symmetrical as I think this would have been near impossible.

The picture below shows an afternoons work! So it was very slow going.

fettuccini ribbon

Many thanks for popping in and look forward to catching up in three weeks time.

Happy stitching.

We are a small group of crafters using a variety of different techniques. Please check out the fabulous stitching by all the other members of the SAL. If you are interested in joining us you can contact Avis for details.



About wybrow1966

My name is Deborah, and my earliest recollection of being creative is learning how to smock at primary school. We had a wonderful, white-haired lady who came in once a week to teach the 'girls' how to sew. I am not sure what the boys got up to during this time - but I never once felt as though I was missing out on anything. Now, as a primary teacher, I often give up evenings to teach enthusiastic children how to embroider. I am now just about to embarked into the world of blogging. Who knows if anyone will be interested, or if I can even keep it up. But here goes....
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24 Responses to SAL65: A tall tail

  1. kathyreeves says:

    I love the texture that ribbon adds; it looks to be worth the effort of slow stitching!

  2. That’s beautiful. I really like the look and texture of all the different threads/ribbon. The ribbon does look fiddly to work with, but the effect is so worth it.

  3. Cathie J says:

    I have never seen ribbon like that. It makes an absolutely gorgeous edging, but I can imagine that it takes a lot of concentration to work with it.

  4. claire93 says:

    that looks amazing already!

  5. You are very clever, it looks so intricate and lots of concentration and patience . Cannot wait to see the finished project.

  6. Christina says:

    Wow that ribbon is really cool! I love all the texture and colors (green is one of my faves) Great progress 🙂

  7. There’s so much to look at and admire already!

  8. I can’t wait to see this finished! Looking lovely

  9. rutigt says:

    Is this beautiful? Yes, it is!!!!!

  10. Very slow going, but interesting materials that produce unique effects often are. It will be worth the effort, for sure!

  11. Amo says:

    A stunning bit of ribbon and well worth the fight!

  12. sunnydelaney says:

    As always, I’m speechless when I look at your work. It’s fascinating and exquisite!

  13. I have the same thoughts as Sunny – fascinating, exquisite, stunning, there are not enough words. Needless to say; I love your work.

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