Mr Peacock is such a keeper! This is the stitchery design that will be appliqued onto the front of the Ultimate Travel Sewing Companion, and as you can see Mr Peacock is looking mighty fine with some gorgeous tail feathers! The applique has been completed using the applique paper and glue stick method along with Apliquick rods, and the hand embroidery completed using variegated Valdani stranded cotton threads. I've mentioned in the past that I've had issues with Valdani threads "shredding" as they seem quite dry, and I've found that using Thread Heaven to condition them really helps. I used a different interfacing on this background fabric, and I have to say I didn't have any issues with the Valdani threads breajing at all, so maybe they're better with a finer interfacing. (I never have any issues when I'm using DMC threads or Cosmo threads with weaveline). Once this stitchery piece is completed, it will be appliqued to the front of the sewing companion.
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