Saturday, September 11

Lazy Daisy Peacock Feather Stitch Variation

Yesterday I wrote a blog post on Feeling Stitchy about the Lazy Daisy Stitch. I kind of regretted that the post didn't include pictures of this stitch  used not in a flower context but it was really hard to find any. This afternoon I came up with this Lazy Daisy Peacock Feather Stitch Variation.

Click on the photos to enlarge to study the details or read the text (most of the text is also repeated underneath the photo). I am left handed but this stitch is really easy so I think it's pretty clear for right handers how it works anyway! Please remember that all the images and content on my blog are not to be used elsewhere without my permission but you are free to link to this page from your own blog. :)

 First make a little loop, hold it down with your thumb. Pull the needle through from underneath at the spot where you want to secure the loop to the fabric.

Pull the needle and thread through...

...and insert the needle at the other end of the loop.

You have made a Lazy Daisy Stitch!

So now for the Lazy Daisy Peacock Feather Stitch Variation. 

1. Make a Lazy Daisy Stitch. (I used all 6 strands of floss here)
2. Make another Lazy Daisy Stitch in the other direction inside your first Lazy Daisy Stitch. (I used 4 of 6 strands)
3. Make a little French Knot inside the two Lazy Daisy Stitches (or use yet another Lazy Daisy Stitch!) (I used 2 strands)
4. Add a couple of Back Stitches around your Outer Lazy Daisy Stitch and your Peacock Feather is all finished!

Let me know what you think of this stitch! And if you decide to use it please post photos in either the Follow the White Bunny Flickr Group or on the Follow the White Bunny Fan Page on Facebook.


  1. Brilliant idea! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Hi Nicole,
    Wow, what a neat idea, I'm definitely going to have to try this soon! Just goes to show how incredibly versatile these simple stitches really are.
    Thanks for featuring my little rainbow, lazy daisy, flower stitches in yesterdays Feeling Stitchy post. I was gobsmacked and SO flattered!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Very pretty use of the Lazy Daisy. They'll make one gorgeous peacock. Clever you!

  4. buenismo el blog!!!
    y genial el tutorial!
    besoso desde cordoba argentina
    la chio

  5. Se ve lindo el punto de margarita bordado de esta manera, gracias por compartir el tuto, saludos desde México.

  6. Very pretty, very creative, Nicole.

  7. I love peacocks, so pretty and creative
    twiggy x

  8. So pretty! Thanks for sharing. It's nice to see that stitch used for something other than flowers. :)

  9. Wow! This is really great, I can't wait to try this! Thank you so much for sharing! :D

  10. What a fun stitch! Thanks for the tutorial.


  11. super work.... thank you for sharing with us... :)

  12. they look a bit dodgey

  13. very nice work thank you so much


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