I have found another gorgeous 3D goldwork design by Georgina Bellamy of @thatembroiderygirl . The pattern and instructions can be found in ‘Passion for Needlework’ published by @inspirationsstudios . As always they provide a good set of instructions with lots of diagrams included, which I find very helpful when trying to envisage each process along the way.
As I have said before -the basis for all goldwork is the padding – and this little fellow had a lot of different layers of felt – he is far more complicated than the turtle I made last year. Unlike other patterns I have used before – the penguin has parts of him that are covered in purls and bright check before all the padding has been completed, which can make stitching complicated as the metal threads catch very easily.
At the moment I have reached the ‘road kill’ stage – here is a look at my progress.
The feet are made first as these will be added under the many layers of the penguins body.
And here is my little bit of road kill – with the feet just being sewn into the body of the penguin. A few more layers of padding need to be applied, before covering in a final layer of thinner felt. It will be a little while before I can start to add the metal threads.
Thank you for popping in, Happy Stitching!