Pick up a Penguin….

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!

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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4 Responses to Pick up a Penguin….

  1. This might be my favourite one of your designs to date. Gorgeous !!!

  2. I think once the padding is done, you will find he will come to life quite quickly!

  3. Amo says:

    A bit of pain for lots of gain with him! He’s gorgeous!

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