Sunday, August 11, 2013

I see colors: Peacock Feathers

I started out with a forest in mind: very dark mahogany (DMC 300) with very dark turquoise (DMC3809). But once it was stitched, rather than leaves, I saw peacock feathers. So I added a flourish with royal blue (DMC 797) and French knots of very dark shell pink (DMC 208). I am very happy with the results.

I intended to make a diamond ornament, but stitched the margin too close to the design. Thus the ragged edge.

I think it will look amazing in reds, oranges and yellows. Next time.


  1. Wow Jeanne, this is amazing! :)The dark blue filling with the center straight stitches does look like a flurry of feathers :) The way the pattern weaves and ruffles gives it a neat sense of movement!

  2. Beautiful, you could stitch this in so many different colour schemes.

  3. This is stunning! So beautiful :-)


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