Peacock feather: couching with colour

I mentioned before that I’m making a few demonstration pieces to add to the articles elsewhere on the site, and the next one to be done is Goldwork – couching with colour and or nué.

I’ve done the ‘couching with colour’ half so far, with a peacock feather design:

Peacock feather goldwork embroidery

Peacock feather goldwork embroidery

A close-up shows the gold thread couched with a single strand of stranded cotton more clearly:

Detail of peacock feather in goldwork embroidery

Detail of peacock feather in goldwork embroidery

It’s a quite a pretty design, I like it, which is just as well as I’ll be using it again to demonstrate or nué too.  That is a very time-consuming technique, if an effective one, so it’s going to take a few posts to get through it.

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