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Sunday, April 16, 2006

Peacock Feather Pattern


Peacock Feather
Originally uploaded by Kitty And Me.
One of my readers asked me how I do the feathers on my peacock blocks. I thought I'd go ahead and post this pattern again for those who missed it a couple of weeks ago.

I trace it onto tissue paper, pin it in place on the block and embroider it using 2 strands of cotton floss and 1 strand of Kreinik Blending Filament.

Too keep the tissue paper from shredding as I stitch, I try to use a beading needle but it can be challenging to thread with 3 strands. Just try to use the smallest needle possible.

When stitching is complete, carefully tear away the tissue paper from under the stitches. I usually have to use a pin to get some of it out.

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