Kerry O'Brine Womens Wear

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hand painted Flamingo scarf

Scarves & Flamingo love

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We have just launched some lovely very limited edition Flamingo scarves!

I decided to hand paint the flamingos onto silk and then we printed them onto Spun viscose for a lovely hand-washable scarf!

The flamingo print adds a great pop of colour to an outfit. I love flamingos – kind of weird and wonderful at the same time!

We can’t get the same spun viscose fabric printed any more but we might bring the flamingos back on a different fabric in the future!

Zoom in on my hand painted flamingos!

 

 

Our Top Ten Flamingo Facts!!:

  1. A baby flamingo (a chick) has a straight beak. It develops the curve after a few months.
  2. The backward bend in the birds leg – it looks like it’s knee but in fact is it’s ankle!
  3. A flock of Flamingos is called a Flamboyance or a stand.
  4. Flamingos in the wild can live up to 20-30 years!
  5. The colouration of the flamingo’s feathers is caused by pigments in their food.  Flamingo’s eat things such as shrimp, plankton, algae and crustaceans. The pigment is called carotenoid.
  6. By standing on one leg the Flamingo conserves heat and maintains their body temperature.
  7. The name Flamingo derives from the Spanish and Latin word Flamenco. Flamenco means fire.
  8. Flamingos can swim and they are very good swimmers. But they prefer to wade!
  9. Flamingos can be as tall as 5 feet.
  10. They can fly up to 35 miles per hour!

 

For more Flamingo info:

http://www.flamingos-world.com/

http://www.interestingfunfacts.com/cool-facts-about-flamingo.html

 

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