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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Hand Crocheted Peacock Curtains DONE and Hung

 For dear friends, I've done many stitches of hand crocheted labor of love.
Measuring and designing these peacock curtains, then crocheting the 80 hours with double mercerized French DMC thread; the finest crochet cotton available.
For these, I've worked a lot at Schiphol airport, while waiting to board for our flight to Indonesia...
Also while in Indonesia when I had a spare minute.
Just wanted to show you the result.
Pieter hung them, using the tiny brass nails that he used for our Rose Curtains.
Pattern taken from a Burda special for Filet Crochet
I've only left off some leaves, that are shown on the left...
A lot of counting and paying attention to all the details.
Did you ever work some peacock pattern into something?

Related link:
{My French DMC Rose Filet Lace Crocheted Curtains} | previous post with detailed photos of those brass nails

32 comments:

  1. Hello Mariette, Those peacock curtains are a marvel. And such a perfect way to frame the front door! I have a question; for the right-left pairs, did you have to reverse the pattern, or could you just make them the same and turn over the final result?
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Thank you and your question has a simple solution, just turning the final result.
      Like my rose curtains, they can be either way, all the same side or also looking inward. The trick is to hang them wet, that makes them stretch out to perfection...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Very fine curtains. Good work
    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Dearest Britt,
      Thank you and wishing you also a meaningful Advent, leading to Christmas.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. You are so talented and patient.

    God bless.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Thank you! Well, eighty hours of stitch by stitch is quite a time but you only focus on the end result!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. I can imagine you were satisfied at your excellent achievement after taking a lot of time for stitching.
    December is very pleased to enter the door.

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    1. Dearest RTC,
      This was a satisfying end result indeed.
      Yes, December has entered...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. Dearest Mariette,
    Your peacocks are so elegant and perfect by your door.
    P.S. I think I fixed my comments.......*s*

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    1. Dearest Suzi,
      thank you and this is not our door but that of dear friends.
      You sure fixed your settings; I can leave a comment now but you have not yet moderated them.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Thank you and yes, peacocks are elegant beings for working into a pattern.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. Oh, my gosh, they're stunning! Beautiful! You (and Pieter) never cease to amaze me with your multitude of talents and skills. ♥

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    1. Dearest Kim,
      Thank you and yes, we both have always tried to use our hands for a multitude of things. So grateful we have them and in coordination with our mind, it often yields to something.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Tende stupende,sei bravissima-


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  9. Goodness Gracious!!!! This is talent beyond anything I can imagine. Thank you so much for sharing. Enjoy your week.

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    1. Dearest Helen,
      More perseverance than talent...😉
      So glad that those nuns taught me well in first grade and also learned from my Mom.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. So beautiful! It takes a lot of patience and skill to do this job, I also know how to crochet but I don't have the patience.
    xoxo
    Coisas de Feltro

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    1. Dearest Christina,
      Thank you and yes, it sure takes perseverance for completing such a job with fine thread.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. Oh my goodness! These are stunning, Mariette! Your handwork never ceases to amaze me! They look so beautiful in the door side-windows!

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    1. Dearest Diana,
      Thank you, the hard part is making the design, according to the measurements and then you just go!
      They give privacy and a personal look, our friends loved them.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. This soounds so cool to make :)
    http://retromaggie.blogspot.com/

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    1. Dearest Magda,
      It was quite daring to start but once you see it grow under your hands, it is satisfying.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. has realizado un gran trabajo, en una buena obra de artesanía. Esos buenos detalles es lo que embellece un hogar y le da un sello propio, que haces que te sientas a gusto con tu idea de decoración.

    Besos

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      ¡Nuestros amigos estaban muy satisfechos con él! Es hermoso por su privacidad y también algo único, que tiene significado para los residentes.
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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  14. So beautiful. They took a long time, but are very dainty.

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    1. Dearest Sami,
      Once you select a pattern and start working it out, it grows under your hands.
      Even for such fine thread, but it makes it more dainty.
      Back then I used all my waiting time at airports and every free moment.
      So they're done before you realize it.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Peter,
      As mentioned before, that is only part of it but perseverance is the biggest part.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  16. Very nice! But I was a hard work I expect.

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    1. Dearest Catherine,
      Oh, just a matter of perseverance, one row at a time and you see it come alive under your hands!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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Mariette...

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