New Pattern Release: Art Nouveau Peacock Feather Motif in ENGLISH & DUTCH


crochet pattern peacock feather design art nouveau style by TheCurioCraftsRoom
How a new peacock feather design took shape
I've just listed a new peacock-inspired pattern in my Etsy and Ravelry shops. It's called the Art Nouveau Peacock Feather because for this design I was influenced by the colours and beautiful lines of the Art Nouveau style movement. Normally, when I design crocheted peacock feathers, I tend to look very closely at the real feathers. It's just amazing how each time I discover new shades and shapes in them because not one feather is exactly the same. This time I decided to have a close look at how artists in the late 19th and early 20th century used peacocks in their work.

In the late Victorian era and in early Edwardian times, the peacock was a very popular design inspiration in Western culture. Back then, peacocks symbolized wealth, beauty and decadence and could be found as ornamental motifs in home decoration, jewelry and clothing. The sumptuousness and iridescence of the feathers had a great aesthetic appeal for Art Nouveau artists, who in general took their inspiration from nature.
In my search for Art Nouveau peacock designs, I was surprised to see that the peacock feather was a very popular motif for all kinds of ceramic tiles: from bathroom tiles to ornamental plaques. It was these tiles that I had in mind when I started playing around with colours and shapes for a more stylized feather. 

crochet pattern peacock feather design art nouveau style by TheCurioCraftsRoom
The Art Nouveau Peacock Feather Motif
Of course, my design doesn't look exactly like the designs I studied. That's not what 'being inspired by' means; you don't copy, you develop your own ideas by looking at colours, shapes, possibilities.... The possibilities of practical application. I think you could use the feather I designed for multiple purposes. I can imagine you might want to make them to create garlands or bookmarks or to decorate box lids, cushion covers, notebook covers or laptop / tablet sleeves, or use as coasters. And they make lovely birthday, teacher, holiday or housewarming gifts.

Pattern includes:
1. Clear written instructions and an elaborate photo tutorial with no less than 40 photos to guide you through the pattern for the "Art Nouveau" Peacock Feather motif
2. US and UK crochet terms
3. Details on Scheepjes Catona yarn and the colors I used
4. Available in English and Dutch

Yarn:
Once again, I used Scheepjes Catona yarn because it has such a large variety of shades. The pattern includes all the yarn and colour information you need and also where you can purchase it. At the bottom of this post, you'll also find links to retailers around the world that stock Catona.

Shops:
The Art Nouveau Peacock Feather Pattern is now available in my Etsy and Ravelry shops in both ENGLISH and DUTCH 

Here are the links:

crochet pattern peacock feather design art nouveau style by TheCurioCraftsRoom


Where to shop for Scheepjes Catona
Scheepjes Catona is available from WoolWarehouse, Deramores, Knotty House and Loveknitting. If you purchase yarn through one of the affiliate links below, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you! 

Scheepjes Catona
UK: WoolWarehouse (international shipping)



2 comments

  1. Is there any way to print only the English instructions with no pictures?

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    1. I'm afraid you can't set the printer not to print the pictures but I do have a print-friendly version for you if you let me know where and when you bought the pattern or if you send me the order confirmation. Thank you.

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