Friday, November 2, 2012

Goldwork peacock - Part 1


As a busy person, I had to think twice before starting a new embroidery project because it would take ages to complete one.When I bought the smooth purl (zardosi thread),   a few months ago, I knew I had to use it somewhere.After weighing a few options, I decided to embroider another peacock pattern from barbara’s blog  .As usual, I’ll share with you the exact link for this free peacock pattern at the end of this project.This is the first time I’m using purl, so I’m a bit cautious.Hopefully, everything will turn out OK.

  

  For the body of the peacock, it was worked in stem stitch filling.I’d used 1 strand of pearl cotton no:8 thread.

  

Here, I’d completed the body.

  

Made the beak using smooth purl.

  

Lastly, I inserted another purl under the beak and made a loop and sewn a bead for the eye.

15 comments:

  1. Perfect stitching !!!! cant wait to see the finished product...

    ReplyDelete
  2. The peacock is coming out very nice and neat . Thanks for sharing

    luv
    moushumi

    ReplyDelete
  3. it is a very nice beginning. I look forward to see more.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your stem stitch filling is absolutely perfect Ina.Am sure this peacock will also be as beautiful as your earlier piece.

    ReplyDelete
  5. This worked wonderfully! Cant wait to see it all finished!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wonderful peacock Ina, eagerly waiting to see it finished.
    I'm passing on the Awsome Blogger award to you as your blog is one of my favorites, hope you will collect it from here
    http://magicwithhands.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/my-first-award-awesome-blogger-award.html
    All the Best

    ReplyDelete
  7. So far your peacock is looking terrific! Looking forward to seeing more that's for sure.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Just dropped by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

    ReplyDelete
  9. A very Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi Ina!
    Wishing you and your family a very happy,healthy and prosperous New year!
    Anita.

    ReplyDelete
  11. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  12. That peacock head looks so stunning and I want to see more, especially the finish product of it. :) Nothing beats embroidery.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Your custom embroidery is really nice. I also like your step-by-step approach. It's really helpful. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Great beginning..
    keep sharing
    Best wishes for ur project..
    thanks :-
    Embroidery Digitizing

    ReplyDelete