Sal 67:the tale of the tail

The leaves have dropped and there is definitely a chill in the air as we head into winter – not to mention the fading light. Another three weeks have passed since I last posted my progress on I the little peacock sewing etui designed by Jenny Adin-Christie. I have made a little progress – but it is little!

Last time you saw her she looked like this….

The next job was the little feathers….

The feather on the left is worked in gimp thread. Gimp is a thread formed from a central core (polyester) which is smoothly and solidly wrapped in very fine, untwisted silk thread. I like the raised effect it gives, but it was horrible to work with. Every time you plunged the threads or threaded a needle – the outer coating with unravel. The middle leaf is worked in a green a chenille thread and the final leaf in ribbon work. So that is as far as I have managed to get this time round.

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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17 Responses to Sal 67:the tale of the tail

  1. claire93 says:

    is each feather going to be worked in a different technique?

  2. Cathie J says:

    I didn’t realize that those green shapes were just the base for the feathers. This is a very intricate piece. I can imagine how tedious it was to work with that raveling thread. These feathers are so beautiful.

  3. Amo says:

    Absolutely glorious. I’m enjoying watching this grow.

  4. Christina says:

    Beautiful feathers! My favorite is the ribbon work one 🙂

  5. ccflo3 says:

    This looks amazing.

  6. I thought the one on the left looked like very long bullion type knots. How wrong could I be?

  7. kathyreeves says:

    Love the feathers, but that raveling thread must be discouraging. Good thinking to space it out with the other types of feathers.

  8. rutigt says:

    Wow, so beautiful!

  9. Gimp may be a trial, but it looks lovely.

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