The template of this design is available for download HERE
The embroidery is entirely made with a discovery pack and a bobbin of metallic braided thread, all coming from Au Ver à Soie.
If you wish to realize this embroidery using the original threads, they are on sale in 4 different color combinations in our online shop.
The eye is embroidered with satin stitch and the Superfine silk 2 strands. As usual, I first made a back stitch with DMC stranded cotton 1 thread. Then I have padded the surface with DMC stranded cotton 2 threads, before embroidering with satin stitch. For a nice finish, the eye is lined with a back stitch made with the metallic thread n°4.
The collar is embroidered with interlaced chain stitch. I used the metallic thread n°8 for the chain and the Perle silk with 2 threads for the interlaced part.
The beak is embroidered with ribbed spider web stitch and Superfine silk 3 threads. Start working on 5 threads and when the threads get too close, continue working on 3 threads.
Finish by embroidering Palestrina stitch with Soie d’Alger and 3 threads all around the bodies.
I made the photo before having embroidered a stem stitch also in Soie d’Alger and 3 threads on the line marking the location of the wing. I am sorry for not being able to show it to you.