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Hi,I am Deepa from Bangalore,India.I juggle between content writing at Agile Labs and teaching computer science at Christ University. Embroidery is my passion and I can spend hours stitching. I  have blogging about my embroidery projects at This and that...my random thoughts for the past 7+ years. Do visit my little space in the blogosphere. Thanks!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Reader's Embroidery - Peacock Feather

One of my good friends , Mahalakshmi, mailed me the pictures of an embroidered peacock feather. Here it is...


I've left the picture large enough for you to click on it and enjoy the view :) She has not used any fancy threads - just simple cotton strands. But the color selection is perfect, don't you think? The stitches used are the every day ones - stem stitch and blanket stitch . Do click on the pic for the close up view. I love the way those lines curl.So natural. Lovely work, Mahalakshmi .


Love,luck and sunshine,
Deepa

21 comments:

Miss 376 said...

So realistic, amazing

Glass Beads said...

oh my goodness, simply marvelous.

Anusuya said...

Wow, great work Mahalakshmi....Deepa, at the very first glance I thought it is a real peacock feather placed on the fabric. Its simply amazing....

Debbie said...

That is such beautiful work, Mahalakshmi! Thanks for showing it to us, Deepa.

méri said...

It's beautiful, amazing!Congratulations and thanks for sharing, Mahalakshmi!

nima said...

OMG...that looks real....

Vicki W said...

Amazing!

coral-seas said...

Things that make you go OOOOOHHHHHH!

Lovely work Mahalakshmi and all the more beautiful because of it's simplicity.

Madhavi said...

awesome,.........perfect....i got no words to describe, it looks just superb.

Ninu said...

that looks so real.. i thought its an original feather placed there.. wow!!

Heather said...

How gorgeous! Thanks for sharing...

sujatha said...

looks so real. fantastic work.i too had done similar work on a blouse used for 'langa-blouse'. i gifted it. but the sad thing is i don't have picture to prove my point. next time when i happen to go to their place, i surely try to find that piece and take a picture.

Lakshmi said...

very well done Mahalakshmi,
So real..very smart way of using colours...i like it..
Tahnk u Deepa she proved with cotton threads only one can make wonders..

deepa said...

Oh My Great Goodness.. Thats really amazing... Like everyone even I thought its original feathers... And was reallly ammaaaaaaaaazed to see the close up picture... Great.. Simply superb.. No words...HHHooo

Editke said...

Hi!
This has already been published on 2009.03.31. My own design! What's your girlfriend's blog?
http://aranyalmaeditke.blogspot.com/2009/03/sajat-tervezesek.html

Deepa said...

Hi Editke,
Thanks for the link.Saw the peacock feather stitched by you. Good work!! My friend does not have a blog.
Thank for dropping by.

Deepa

Mahalakshmi said...

Your comment prompted me to have a glimpse of your work. Though we appreciate your attempt to replicate a peacock feather, kindly compare the images side by side and draw your own conclusions. Also, a peacock feather offers immense imagination opportunities and its not proprietary. I now have a blog and I welcome you to visit my blog site at http://mahaskills.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

lovely work, the peacock feather looked so real....

veena krishnakumar said...

this is lovely

Laurette said...

Hi Deepa.. Beautiful embroidery of a peacock feather, it does look so real and the colors does it justice for sure.
For New Year I wish for you, good heath,joy, happiness and all the good things the New Year can bring to you and family.
Laurette.

WIDI said...

It looks like a real feather. So beautifully done. Really appreciate the talent, the intricancy.