Thursday, March 1, 2012

TAST 9 - Couching

I'm still working on Wendy's block for the Fool's Gold DYB Round Robin and decided another peacock motif was needed.  The peacock here is made from Japan Gold, entirely by couching it down.  The tail is a piece of gold net ribbon, also couched down. 
This is the point that the block is at this evening as I am stopping stitching for the night.  The feather, as mentioned in a previous post, is all chain stitch and was my work for TAST 8.  The top most seam is cretan stitch worked in gold thread with spacer beads secured by a seed bead.  The ric rac seam is not yet complete - I couched down the ric rac and am in the process of adding bugle and seed beads.  The bottom seam is a gold braid couched down with crystals added - I don't think this seam is finished yet either. I hope to finish up the block tomorrow evening and will post the end results.

13 comments:

Wendy said...

Kerry, this is just beautiful! And I love the peacock you added! I am just giddy about my block! Thank you so much....

Anonymous said...

Is that some of the cool weird gold ribbon I sent? What a great use for it... I am always looking now for things that may have come from the packet.... The feather is great and don't we all shine at TAST this week....? Gerry Krueger

Cathy said...

You've outdone yourself!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous work Miss Kerry..wish I would have joined in on this RR..Debbie (Maine)

Rose Anne B said...

WOW WOW WOW that is some awesome embroidered peacock and a feather - strikingly perfect!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Stunning! I love it!

Cynthia said...

WOW just doesn't cover it. That is really beautiful, Kerry.

Wilma said...

Beautiful peacock and feather Kerry,BIG compliments!

Lakshmi said...

Kerry,
Couched peacock is really gorgeous inspiring me to do one such.. very nice way of using the stitch..loved it.

Cathy K said...

To. Die. For. OMG.... Hugs, Cat

Mamabill said...

Wow. I want to grow up to be like you.

Raphaela said...

Lovely work.

Linda H said...

Beautiful!!!