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Hi, I am Janet McNamee. Welcome to my blog about the everyday stuff that inspires my screen printed textile designs.

Cocktails, anyone?

By jupiterred, Oct 19 2014 12:07PM

Well, this design has been brewing for a long time now. I wanted to make a peacock design, and fell in love with these beautiful rare white feathered peacocks...

I was researching Irish linen tablecloths and found this antique tablecloth from the Ards peninsula in Co. Down, embroidered with peacocks. I love how the feathers are little embroidered flowers...

Source: Ballard, Linda (1989) Ulster Needlework: A Continuing Tradition

While I was working on peacock designs, I was also drawing and photographing cow parsley flowers..

and somewhere along the way the peacocks and the flowers merged into one design. So here he is, my little mutant ninja peacock. Can you see him?...

I have used the fabrics for my new fold-over totes. You can see them in the Jupiter Red Shop

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