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.
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.
Avis, Claire, Gun, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny,
Megan, Deborah, Sharon, Daisy, AJ, Cathie, Linda, Helen, Connie, Cindy, MaryMargaret
is each feather going to be worked in a different technique?
I think I have two to do in silk shading and two in metal plate.
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.
Thank you – Yes, felt padding is used as a base for a lot of goldwork/stumpwork projects.
Absolutely glorious. I’m enjoying watching this grow.
Beautiful feathers! My favorite is the ribbon work one 🙂
Thank you Christina
This looks amazing.
I thought the one on the left looked like very long bullion type knots. How wrong could I be?
Looking at it now – I think it does too!
Love the feathers, but that raveling thread must be discouraging. Good thinking to space it out with the other types of feathers.
Thank you Kathy
Wow, so beautiful!
Gimp may be a trial, but it looks lovely.