The final critter for this cloth has been completed. C'est un canard. Even this little guy has teeth! He is also one of the few images of the Codex that depicts a background for the animal - in this case water.
Finally, I spread out the whole piece to have a look. I am very happy with how it's coming. The next step is to design and embroider an interlocking trellis of vines, so each creature has its own little niche. And I'm not sure yet about the corners. I may leave them unfilled, depending how much space I have. It will be mounted on canvas stretchers, so at least two inches a side will wrap around. Right now the cloth measures 54"x79".