Metalwork Tawny Owl Feather


Combine the beautiful embroidery technique of metal thread work with decorative surface stitching to create this contemporary Tawny Owl feather design.

This simple design will introduce you to working with a range of gilt metal threads including pearl purl, bright check and japanese thread using the techniques of chipping and couching, both of which are essential when creating a piece of metal thread work. The decorative embroidery stitches in tones of russet brown stranded cotton threads include split stitch, long and short stitch and fly 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 champagne coloured satin background fabric is provided with the design already transferred on for you.


Materials included in the kit: calico fabric, champagne synthetic silk, size 9 embroidery needle, plunging needle, DMC stranded cotton threads, gilt metal threads: pearl purl, japanese thread and bright check, Gutermann machine thread and beeswax.

Difficulty level: beginner

Design dimensions: 5.5cm x 10.5

Additional equipment required: 8 inch ring frame and embroidery scissors.