Metalwork Swan Feather


Combine the beautiful embroidery technique of metal thread work with decorative surface stitching to create this elegant swan feather design.

This simple design will introduce you to working with a range of silver plated metal threads including pearl purl, smooth purl, japanese thread and bright check using the techniques of cutwork, chipping and couching, all of which are essential when creating a piece of metal thread work.  The decorative embroidery stitches in tones of grey and white perlé cotton thread include split stitch and long and short stitch.

This kit includes all of the threads, fabrics and needles required to complete this beautiful hand embroidery design and the clear instruction booklet with step by step photographs will guide you easily through your project.

The silver satin background fabric is provided with the design already transferred on for you.


Materials included in the kit: calico fabric, silver synthetic silk, size 9 embroidery needle, size 24 chenille needle, plunging needle, DMC perle cotton threads, felt, silver plated metal threads: pearl purl, smooth purl, japanese thread and bright check, Gutermann machine thread and beeswax.

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Design dimensions: 6cm x 12cm

Additional equipment required: 8 inch ring frame and embroidery scissors

Other useful equipment: goldwork scissors