Peacock Pinkeep by Blackbird Designs

Peacock Pinkeep is the first pattern from the 2009 Loose Feathers series #35. All of the 2009 series had a sewing accessory theme. Pattern includes instructions for the peacock pinkeep (pictured below) & a needle book.  While it is listed as Out of Print, I was able to find it listed on a couple of online shops. Whether they actually have it is another question.

Don't be afraid to change colors. Here it is stitched with shades of teal.

Peacock Pinkeep by Blackbird Designs.

Peacock Pinkeep

Design Size: Pinkeep Top 80w x 87h  Alphabet 288w x 28h

Recommended Fabric: Designs are worked on 28 count Weeks Dye Works Gingham Linen (light grey/straw).

Pinkeep Top (size is Design Area Only)
14/28ct - 5 3/4 x 6 1/4
16/32ct - 5 x 5 1/2

Alphabet (size is Design Area Only)
14/28ct - 20 5/8 x 2
16/32ct - 18 x 1 3/4

Recommended Floss: Belle Soie Silk Floss by Crescent Colors

  • Tortoise Shell (DMC 935)
  • Rose of Sharon (DMC 3721)

Specialty Stitches: Eyelet Stitch

An alternate color suggestion stitched by Joanne Thweatt using  32ct PTP "Opal"  with  Dinky Dyes #91 "Jarrah" (pink) Thread Gatherer "Forest Ash" (green). Finished size is 6" x 6"

Peacock Pinkeep alternate color selection.

Peacock Needlebook

Peacock Pinkeep Needlecase.

Design Size: 86w x 51h

Recommended Fabric: 28ct Weeks Dye Works Gingham Linen (light grey/straw).

14/28ct - 6 1/8 x 3 3/4
16/32ct - 5 3/8 x 3 1/4
instructions cut a piece of line 8 1/4" x 6'

Recommended Floss: Gentle Arts Sampler Threads (GAST), Crescent Colors (CC), Weeks Dye Works (WDW)

  • GAST Mulberry (DMC 221)
  • WDW Fawn (DMC 822 & 3865)
  • CC Hickory Sticks (DMC 3031)

Speciality Stitches: None