Saturday, March 9, 2013

Peacock in Embroidery


Hi ...............


I am doing this blog post with mixed emotions. Mixed emotions because i am feeling very happy as today I am finally able to share my 2 month long project in embroidery. But at the same time I have some bad news to share. My brother-in-law's month long fight with life finally came to end on this Monday ie 4th March 2013. He was like a elder brother to me and he and my father shared the same name. He was a very nice soul and I will miss him. I just hope and pray that wherever he is, he is happy and at peace.

Since last Dec I haven't been able to do much. This was the only thing that I have been busy completing. I have redone this 3-4 times.... and I hope that this has come out well finally. This is the completed version.  So what do you think ?????????????




I have used silk and metallic threads and multiple stitches in this. Like for the neck section and the upper portion of the feathers I have used chain stitch..


                                           


For the body portion I have used a combo of button hole stitch and long and short stitches.



For the feathers I wanted a 3D look, so I picked up cast on stitch from Mary Corbet's http://www.needlenthread.com. A must visit for embroidery lovers or those who wants to learn embroidery or are looking for new ideas.



                           

For the legs and crown (sorry......... the pics got hazy) I  used golden, black and green metallic colored thread and decorated it with yellow colored small stones.For the eyes also I used the same stone.

I will be going to my in-laws place for a week-10 days for the last rites so there will be no blog post for some time now. 

Till then take care and have a nice weekend !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


luv

Moushumi

11 comments:

  1. WOW how stunning this is.SPectacular work indeed. The vibrant colors of the peacock are so beautiful

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  2. Your embroidery is amazing ! Really a piece of art !
    You have my sincere condolences for your lost...
    Hug
    Anna

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    1. Thanks for showing your support Anna
      Moushumi

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  3. Beautiful peacock in vibrant colours !very pretty! My sincere condolence for your loss.... hugs

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  4. Wow... that is a lot of hard work. Remarkable patience!
    Heartfelt condolences for your loss.

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  5. Thanks Arul !!!


    Sorry for reverting so late.

    luv
    Moushumi

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