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This striking 3-dimensional bird design combines a range of goldwork embroidery techniques.
With all of the fabrics, threads, needles and other materials required included in this kit, you too will be able to create this beautiful hand embroidery design. The clear step by step instructions with additional diagrams and photographs will guide you easily through your project.
The stitches and techniques used to create the design include: felt padding, applying gold kid leather and sewing with gilt metal threads including Pearl Purl, Bright Check, Spangles and Japanese Thread. Goldwork techniques known as chipping, couching and cutwork are also used in the design.
Each kit contains: ivory cotton fabric, ivory synthetic silk fabric, needles, padding materials, gilt metal threads, kid leather, Gutermann thread and beeswax. This kit is suitable for those who have had a go at goldwork embroidery before.
In addition you will need an 8 inch ring frame and embroidery scissors to complete this kit. Goldwork scissors and other goldwork embroidery tools such as a mellor and velvet board may also be useful but are not essential.
You could have it freestanding, mounted on a trinket or jewlery box or use it as a hanging ornament.