A Crewelwork Peacock Designed by Cathy and worked on pure linen twill with Appleton crewel wools, the peacock is another project that was inspired by a visit to India in 2015. The embroidery also incorporates the use of silk & metallic threads with seed beads as an optional decoration. The embroidery itself measures 16 cm x 16 cm. There are more photographs from previous workshops in the Gallery below.
Suitability - Advanced Suitable for anyone with some experience of stitching. As a guide, you should already be able to work stem stitch, French knots and blanket stitch. For those with no experience of crewelwork, the Crewelwork Chrysanthemums or Pomegranate Pillow Crewelwork workshops are recommended.
Under normal circumstances all materials and equipment provided, but you may wish to bring your own 8" embroidery hoop if you have one. The fabric will also fit a 10" hoop. A seat frame is by far preferable for this project. Alternatively, you may borrow a standard 8" hoop for the day.
Cost £55 per person including all materials.
About the Workshop The design will be pre-traced onto your linen twill. You will work the the various stitches that make up the peacock, including fly stitch, long & short stitch, bullion knots and blanket stitch. It is not possible to complete the stitching for this project in one day, however you will learn the main stitches and will be given full guidance and instructions as to how to complete the project at home, including ideas for displaying or framing your work. The embroidery itself measures 6.5 x 6.5" and your linen twill will measure 12" x 12".