lunedì 16 gennaio 2012
Raised embroidery progress
Sun an clouds are nearly completed, only the right side little cloud is still on the way.
I started padding all with beige felt, then I couched the Japanese gilt thread for the body of the sun.
The rays are made with gilt whipped plate. A pearl purl surround completes all.
The left cloud was made using single Brussel stitch needlelace.
The other clouds where made with cotton/linen slub thread from Stef Francis using natural colour and an overdyed one; about the overdyed I have used part of it cutting pieces of thread that where right in colour and not the entire strand.
Then I have surrounded the clouds with DMC Desirè memory thread; it's a nice stuff made of a thin copper core wire wrapped with a coloured thread, this was colour 6030.
I still not have found the right gimp thread made of silk that are the correct historical material for this kind of embroidery, the one I have bought from Texere yarns is too thick and uneven.
I decided that don't want to become crazy trying to find all the exact materials used in the old times but I want to learn the tecniques and most important....have fun !
I'm trying to do my best about this but must not be an obsession, don't you think so ?