I purchased the Kingfisher and Peacock blackwork kits and have been wanting to work on them for some time now. Since I acquired the Peacock before the Kingfisher, I decided to work on the Peacock first. The first step is to trace the design outline on to tissue paper and baste it to the 32 count fabric with red sewing thread. After basting, the tissue paper is removed. The red thread provides the outline of the areas to be filled with blackwork and will be removed later. The project uses DMC black floss, DMC black #12 perle cotton, and four colors of Kreinik #4 very fine braid.
And the neck and stomach.