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!
Our Top Ten Flamingo Facts!!:
- A baby flamingo (a chick) has a straight beak. It develops the curve after a few months.
- The backward bend in the birds leg – it looks like it’s knee but in fact is it’s ankle!
- A flock of Flamingos is called a Flamboyance or a stand.
- Flamingos in the wild can live up to 20-30 years!
- 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.
- By standing on one leg the Flamingo conserves heat and maintains their body temperature.
- The name Flamingo derives from the Spanish and Latin word Flamenco. Flamenco means fire.
- Flamingos can swim and they are very good swimmers. But they prefer to wade!
- Flamingos can be as tall as 5 feet.
- They can fly up to 35 miles per hour!
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