Thursday, January 18, 2007

TAST III - Detached Chain


I saw a beautiful peacock while looking for a motif for someone, and decided I wanted to use the detached chain [not buttonhole] to adorn the beauty! I printed the photo and used it as a pattern to sketch my design onto the silk. The threads are primarily Vikki Clayton's hand-dyed silk (ordered more yesterday) and a few seed beads for the tail feathers.
Due to cold temperatures and freezing precipitation my work was delayed two hours this morning, then I got a call saying we would be closed all day, so, I got to finish the project.


10 comments:

Melissa said...

He's beautiful! How long did it take to finish him?

Candi Harris said...

Charlene that is so gorgeous!!! You never cease to amaze me with the work you do! It's always so incredibly beautiful.
HUGZ:)
Candi

Susan said...

That is an absolutely stunning peacock. I'm so impressed with the way you used the thread and the stitching. Way to go! Now where are you putting him?

Maddie Can Fly said...

Just gorgeous Charlene! I'm a real peacock lover and love what you did.

Carol said...

This is so beautiful!!! You are so talented!!! Love how you did the stitching
Carol

Ati. said...

Charlene, aahhh, i had to enlarge the photo to see how beautiful you made this peacock. fantastic!

Peggy said...

Very nice...I like the idea of using various methods for design and transfer. So talented.

Quilterin said...

Charlene, your peacock is really adorable! Absolutely great job! Congratulations!

Virginia said...

Chalene this is a beautiful motif!
It seems a lot of work done!
:)

Anonymous said...

this peacock is loverly and i like your quote about what people will remember about you thank you