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Topic: *tigger bounce* My First Skeins of Peacock Feather Yarn for new Coat Idea  (Read 1699 times)
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« on: September 26, 2007 09:01:49 AM »

Well, you all, I could not wait for Friday to post these.  I just HAVE to show you all now.

I finished two skeins of my peacock feather spun yarn for my new coat idea that I am working on now.

The idea is to have a jacket with oversized dramatic collar.  The jacket will be made with peacock feathers spun into superwash merino dyed to look like the base color of peacock feathers.  Then to mimic further the feather aspect, I put lime silk strands through it as well.  A little touch of peachy red and turquoise here or there to add interest rounded it out nicely.

Anyway the three color strands on top of the ball are three of the colors I was playing around with for the collar which is going to be the *eye * of the peacock feather.

I could not get really true photos, so I took quite a few to show different aspects of the yarn.  Hopefully you can see what it looks like through the combination of them.

I used 8 different hand dyed colors in the superwash to blend for this color so it is very vibrant in person.  Also you can see flashes of iridescence from the feather fibers that stand out here and there.










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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2007 09:46:23 AM »

<lovely ! I hope you will show us the finished jacket. I'm pretty sure it will be gorgeous !
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2007 10:57:58 AM »

oooh that is just beautiful! (and Ive got to say, though this may be weird, that you have really nice finger nails!) I definitely cant wait for the finished jacket!
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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2007 11:07:07 PM »

That yarn is PERFECT Shocked I love that green. And the other colours blended in, well, it makes it special.. Can't wait to see the finished jacket. You go on and finish it now! Wink
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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2007 11:12:23 PM »

That is FANTASTICALLY beautiful!  I had no idea you could spin with feathers!

Could you maybe have someone take a few pictures of you doing it next time you spin some?  I'd love to see the technique.
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2007 07:38:44 PM »

Wow!  I can't wait to see the finished product!
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2007 07:07:21 PM »

I love your yarn! The colors are perfect!
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2007 02:33:24 PM »

Those colors are gorgeous!! What pretty yarn.   Grin
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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2007 03:40:16 PM »

spinning and peacocks and feathers!!! oh my!

is it really from peacock feathers or is it just a name? that is so cool. i just can't comprhend how that would work. do you pull all of the soft stuff from the hard middle then card it?
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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2007 03:48:41 PM »

spinning and peacocks and feathers!!! oh my!

is it really from peacock feathers or is it just a name? that is so cool. i just can't comprhend how that would work. do you pull all of the soft stuff from the hard middle then card it?

I actually am using the fronds from peacock feathers- I just make sure that they do not have the stiff cores in any of them so as to not be picky later on.

It looks so cool- just a little iridescence showing through.
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