Miniaturizing the Peacock

As part of my never-ending quest to embroider things on box lids, I’ve done a number of peacocks. As I mentioned before, they’re a fun subject for me. I like bringing out the sparkly thread.

These peacocks are not very big:

But they’re fun, and complex enough to be satisfying.

I’ve used a mix of threads on these, mostly DMC cotton floss, but also RG Splendor silk, and Kreinik braid and blending filament.

They’re a little different every time.

But I’ve made three or four so far from the same base drawing.

I tried to capture the sparkle of the threads in direct sunlight, but I’m not sure how successful I was:

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