What can I say? I have always loved peacock feathers. It
was not a matter of if but when they were going
to be digitized and embroidered.
Then I saw it. The most beautiful embroidery thread you can
imagine. Greenish blue with a hint of gold, or was it bluish
green? A subtle metallic thread twisted with black. There was
no way I could put off digitizing these feathers any longer.
Everything else had to wait. This thread, and another one just
as beautiful - pale peach twisted with black - were begging to
(The threads are Madeira Metallic 490 and 426, if you want
to start looking for them.)
What a joy it was to do these feathers! I have embroidered
them on a table runner, an evening length taffeta skirt, a
shorter, earthy, brick colored skirt...
Close up of one of the peacock feathers on my skirt.