Thursday, January 5, 2012

Peacock design


Hi everyone!This is my first post of this year.Thanks for all your comments, suggestions etc.I’m sorry for the delay in publishing your comments because I don’t surf the internet daily and sometimes there are other reasons, mainly:
a)Personal problems
b)Technical problems-something happening to my PC.
First, there was this virus problem.Then, the anti-virus corrected itself.Maybe because a few days earlier, I uninstalled many programs and cleaned the system.Last week, the monitor wasn’t working ( my PC is quite old.While most of you own laptops and flat monitors, mine is the box-type.Since I live on a tight budget, I have no plans to replace it yet).It had happened before but after I pulled out and plugged in back the wires it would work, but not last week.Finally, I gave up and was planning to call the technician.On Wednesday night, I gave it one last try and like a miracle-the system was working again!My son was jumping up and down with joy.Scared of losing it again, the first thing I did was to log into my BLOGGER account and there were a few comments needed to be published.So, sorry for the delay.
This year, I’ve decided to join Sharon’s TAST(Take A Stitch Tuesday) 2012 challenge.I doubt whether I could keep up with others but it’s worth trying.Our first challenge is fly stitch.Please click here for her link.Since I’d done a few posts on this stitch, I just had to comment and leave my links.But before this, I’d already stitched a peacock using fly stitch.This peacock can be embroidered on anything – T-shirts, jeans,sarees, dresses….and it’s quite easy to stitch.


Draw a 5cm horizontal line.Then, draw a 3cm vertical line from the middle of the previous line.Sew some sequins on the vertical line to form a peacock’s head and body.The sequins on the fourth row overlap each other.The neck should be a bit tilted.Embroider the peacock’s beak, legs and crest (is it what it’s called?).


For the tail, position the sequins as shown and sew them onto the fabric.


For the tail feathers, I’d decided to use fly stitch.As I embroidered, I realized that I didn’t have to draw the straight lines of the tail.While working the fly stitch, you could use the thread itself as a guide to get a straight line to the body of the peacock.Use sequins that match the colour of your fabric.The choice of thread is yours.After completing this, I realized that the beak and crest should had been stitched with a different coloured thread.

26 comments:

  1. very cute ! I agree with you about choosing a different color for the beak.Why don't you try stitching seed beads of a different color for beak and crest?

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  2. О! Чудесное решение!

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  3. Great design and beautiful work. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. I can't believe that no one else has commented! I love your peacock! It looks totaly do-able, yet very fancy. Congrats on getting the top spot in the TAST highlights! Thanks for sharing. I hope your computer continues to function for as long as you need it to. Have a great day!

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  5. Great Stitching and design. Love it JeanneZ

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  6. This is gorgeous! I've been looking to embroider a peacock and didn't know where to start, thank you for sharing!

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  7. congrats Ina..your creation featured in pintangle..

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  8. Beautiful way to use the fly stitch. Very creative and your peacock is splendid.

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  9. absolument magnifique, quelle merveille et simple a réaliser. merci pour ce tuto qui donne envie de faire

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  10. Great tutorial, and very cute peacock. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. :-)

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  11. simply fantastic! thank you for sharing.

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  12. Definitely a post to save! I may be sporting peacocks on my shirts soon! Thanks for the tutorial...what a way to use the fly stitch!

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  13. Excellent tutorial and a so beautiful peacock.
    The tiny raised sequins are perfect.

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  14. This is really nice and very clever. Thanks for shari g how to do it.

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  15. This looks so lovely!! What a wonderful idea and very nicely stitched :)

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  16. You've been featured in Pintangle,Wow!.
    Congratulations Ina!
    Anita.

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  17. Really nice peacock and creative use of the fly stitch!

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  18. Whoa! I can't believe I forgot to comment last night! First I saw you in Needlework News, then you were highlighted on PinTangle! And not without merit, either! Awesome!
    I love the peacock. I have been looking for more things to embroider on an Indian themed quilt I hope to make in the not too distant future. Now I have elephants and peacocks (and maybe the TajMahal). I see other ideas (like the mirrorwork) that I may be able to use. Thank you soooo much for sharing.

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  19. Oh my goodness this is so lovely. I found you through TAST and am so glad I did. I can't wait to got through your blog to learn and be inspired.

    Thank you ~ FlowerLady

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  20. Ina, would you contact me about using your peacock picture and linking back to your blog for an online article regarding stitched peacocks. Thanks, Cathy Kizerian (catkiz@xmission.com)

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