Learn the traditional techniques of couching gold cords and applying coloured leathers in this contemporary gold work and embroidered Parrot sitting elegantly on a floral branch. Experience combining stranded embroidery techniques along side different width couching cords to make your design stand out. Use applied and laid check and purl wires to infill and give texture to the birds wings and learn how to cut and apply chips to infill ares that catch the light. This stunning parrot is approx 7”x11” in size and comes with all materials to make a stunning picture . You will need a 12” wooden embroidery hoop, cotton sewing thread to match the couching cords, a selection of sewing needles to include a beading needle and a large eyed bodkin/ tapestry needle for plunging the cords.