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Peacock embroidery with fme and applique by Nicky Perryman Textile Artist

Pretty Peacock

Shimmer shimmer shimmer. It’s taking forever to “sequinize” this peacock embroidery. I really want to finish it soon but peacock bedazzling can’t be rushed. Sewing them on by hand is painstakingly slow. Sigh.

The section of “feathers” at the back of the peacock’s neck – between the tail are made from large sequins bonded on, using bondaweb, and baking parchment to make sure the sequins don’t stick to the iron. The sequins will melt together and form a stiff layer which can be quite interesting. Sometimes it goes really brittle so you have to stitch it before that happens – I stitched through them by machine using a stitch pattern I know works well and will hold them on if the bonding fails. It feels weird stitching through them, almost like stitching through a layer of thin toffee!

14 Comments for : Pretty Peacock
    • Marilyn Stephens via Facebook
    • March 13, 2014

    Stunning work Nicky xx

  1. totally gorgeous

  2. Gosh – that’s beeeeautiful!

    • Rachel Biel via Facebook
    • March 13, 2014

    It’s just gorgeous, Nicky!

  3. I use a glue from Stewart Gill paints called beadhesive.

    • Scruffy Pir Ate Day via Facebook
    • March 13, 2014

    I love your peacock. The colours are beautiful.

    • Nicky Williams via Facebook
    • March 13, 2014


    • Sandra Whitaker Myer via Facebook
    • March 20, 2014

    Such beautiful work. Love the colors and the testure

  4. So pretty!

  5. stunning!! I attach sequins with french knots. 🙂

  6. Lindo

    • Barbs Linares via Facebook
    • March 22, 2014


    • Silvi Gaunt
    • May 11, 2015

    LOVE IT – how much is the peacock please?

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