Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Goldwork peacock - Part 2

This is the continuation of my goldwork peacock embroidery project.

While looking for goldwork embroidery materials, I found these golden wires which I had no idea what they were.They looked like stamens for artificial flowers.Nevertheless, I bought them hoping that they would be useful in any of my goldwork embroidery projects.

 While working on this peacock project, I decided to use those wires to make the crest of the peacock.After twisting the wires here and there, this is how the crest looks like.

 Here, I’d couched the crest on top of the peacock’s head.The crown is ready!In my next post, I’ll show you how I’m going to outline the body of this peacock.


  1. Clever idea Ina! Did you couch the base of the crest or use some other technique to fix it?

    1. I just couched it and when outlining the body, I would cover the base with smooth purl.You can see it in my next post.

  2. Beautifully done and the crest looks perfect on your peacock!

  3. Just lovely! I also loved your first needlepoint! It is also very lovely! I do a lot of cross stitch, but have not yet tried my hand at needlework.