'The Peacock'

    Newer Older

    I had the idea for this project whilst I was sewing my sister's wedding bouquet last year and just couldn't get it out of my head. A huge amount of the inspiration came from two places - this stunning peacock created by a talented artist right here on Flickr, and the opening montage of 'El Dorado' the animated film. Mixed in that wonderful array of colour and movement is a wonderful bush and I just knew I wanted to create something like it in felt.

    Each of the tail feathers has been stitched and decorated separately and then backed in felt and stitched around the outside, just like I did for the bouquet. I then layered the pieces and stitched them in place, before adding the body and stitching the beaded feet in place.

    I gotta say, I loved creating this piece. I now just have to find a way to carefully package it up and send it to my parents as they would like it to hang in their home.

    Vero Sturdy, egijastraujuma, and 79 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    View 3 more comments

    1. giddy99 36 months ago | reply

      Amazing. Gorgeous!

    2. krommama 36 months ago | reply

      your work is so beautiful.

    3. another.realm 36 months ago | reply

      Remarkable! Excellent workwomanship!

    4. alzi23 36 months ago | reply

      Very inspiring. Each single feather would very well work as beautiful bookmark too.

    5. floyfreestyle 36 months ago | reply

      Just too cute and so well done!

    6. judy dean 36 months ago | reply

      What a fabulous piece of work!!

    7. woolly fabulous 36 months ago | reply

      Your attention to detail is breathtaking!!

    8. Isa Falcao 36 months ago | reply

      Que trabalho maravilhoso...

    9. thecupcakery girl 36 months ago | reply

      this is stunning!!!

    10. Anamix Artes e Bijoux 36 months ago | reply

      Estou encantada... belíssimo trabalho!
      Parabéns!!

    11. brazen20au 36 months ago | reply

      OMG utterly stunning!

    12. Lionfish Seychelles 35 months ago | reply

      Your work is inspirational - so neat and precise.

    13. ♥ leona ♥ 34 months ago | reply

      So beautiful!!! ; )

    14. NickiLee 32 months ago | reply

      Stunning!!!!!!!

    15. vlandsberger 27 months ago | reply

      Killer. I love it so much!

    16. A n t o i n e t t e 20 months ago | reply

      EXQUISITE!!!
      Evidently I had faved you 9 months ago!
      And just last night I was searching for peacock images as I'm creating a little bag for my granddaughter, and found you on pinterest! LOVE YOUR WORK!!!!! EXQUISITE!

    keyboard shortcuts: previous photo next photo L view in light box F favorite < scroll film strip left > scroll film strip right ? show all shortcuts