Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Peacock Duchess set finished!

A few years ago (I think?) I posted a photo of this duchess set here. I bought it on eBay, with only a bit of embroidery already done. I've been working on it all that time, in between other projects, but today I made up my mind I was going to finish it completely. I've even soaked it in Napisan and dried it in front of the heater, so I could iron it and take a photo!

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Another embroidered peacock.

Today I received a parcel from a friend in Canada who like me, loves vintage textiles. Knowing my passion for peacocks, she thought of me when she found this beautiful embroidered table runner or piano scarf. I'm very grateful! We both think this was done around 1920-30, as it is stitched in real silk, not stranded cotton, and silk was rarely used for embroidery during and after WW2. The peacock design is repeated at the other end of the fabric length, but was unfinished at each end, so I have added a length of black lace to the ends to finish it off. (I thoguht it was an unfinished cushion cover at first, but a friend pointed out to me that it was more likely to be a runner).

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Cupcake Peacock!

I have deleted the previous post inviting other people to contact me with their own peacock creations, as I only got one or two responses, and a Facebook link, which I don't use.  
Today I received an email from an American friend, who sent me a link to this website, showing cakes decorated to resemble peacocks. Amazing stuff!
Peacock Cup cakes