Friday, 9 March 2012

Peacock , my dream work !– First trials

After starting, working with threads, I was eager to embroider a Peacock, but at the earlier times I was not that confident to take up a peacock project, but seeing the works of many talented hands I couldn't suppress my eager for long, so I decided to try out one,

a bit curtain raiser…..

Pattern, actually I struggled a bit, I got one from Flickr, but not in an adjustable format, somehow I managed to get a print out, a bit late Ina introduced a very interesting  blog with beautiful patterns. Ina of letslearnembroidery is also providing a detailed tutorial on working out peacock.

Next comes thread, it ll be more nice if the thread had a glittering effect, I have worked with anchor cotton threads, here at cochin I couldn’t find any thread other than cotton or cone thread. The colors of metallic thread is also not getting Sad smile. Anyway my Amma, and brother in law is out for shopping for me, well they r now at Badogadara, so many embroidery shops are there it seems, hmmm lets see..

Then fabric, I tried it on a cotton pillow cover. I have plans to work on a sari, set mundu, tshirt etc, but not now, only  after making my peacocks little more perfect Smile.

Here comes our hero…

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Yeah, there’s still a lot of room for improvement I know, but I am not that disappointed…

ll b back with more perfect peacocks…

15 comments:

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Beautiful...I love peacock design. I believe peacock has inspired almost all visual arts.
If you need any threads please let me know. I will send. I stay in Bangalore. The non availability of threads should not be a constraint for your creativity.

Deepa said...

It looks beautiful..Doesn't matter what thread you have,if your stitches and colors are good then your work will speak for itself :)
By the way, did you use back stitches for the neck? How about stem stitch in one strand?

RajiSaj said...

Deepa, i started with back stitch at the lower neck, i didnt like it much , so i moved to stem stitch, as u said stem stitch looks good.

RajiSaj said...

Thank u Ranjana, i ll talk to u ..

Lakshmi said...

Raji,
nice work..definitely not disappointing..indeed it is beautiful..when we heard peacock, first thought come to mind is its feathers..if you feel anchor threads are not shiny you can use silk machine threads na..hope they are available in your place. and i wish you to get the desired threads for your next projects..
BTW did you check antique pattern library where you can find many more peacock and feather designs..

Faith said...

Beautiful! I want to get started on my peacocks, but I have so many things to do right now.

Lakshmi is right. I found a gorgeous peacock in one of the antique books, probably from antiquepatternlibrary.org (but possibly from gutenberg.org).

isseelan said...

Gorgeous peacock. Me too having a design In hand. I will start after finishing my ongoing projects. Keep going.

RajiSaj said...

Lakshmi, Faith, isseelan, Thank u.
Lakshmi, iam out for thread hunting :-),l ll check for silk machine threads.
antique pattern library, i couldnt open the Pdfs, iam trying...
Many thanks for pointing out antique library Lakshmi and Faith.

letslearnembroidery said...

Wow, that's really fast, Raji.It's really nice if you have so much of free time, isn't it?Like you, finding embroidery threads is a headache for me.I guess, we just have to use whatever we have to create beautiful things.Your peacock is beautiful and I'm glad that I'm a part of this wonderful work.Love, Ina.

RajiSaj said...

Thank u Ina, its not that fast, i hav started it days before ur post, tatz y i missed the idea of filling the neck part :-). I am waiting u to complete tat tut, to start the next pattern :-).

Pratima Kapoor said...

Hi

Was going through beautiful work. Just love your peacock embroidery.

Ninu said...

i love this.. checking u after a long tim..keep going!

RajiSaj said...

Thank u Pratima and Ninu

Mahi said...

Beautiful peacock! I also have a dream of stitching a peacock for a long time! Nice colour combinations and the little lazy-daisy flowers are cute!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Very, very nicely stitched!

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