07 February 2014

Goldwork Bird

Remember this box of beautiful silk and gold threads?
They were intended for a new Goldwork Bird design; a learning piece for this term's embroidery class.
The class has been running for three weeks now and I finally have some progress to show! There is a lot of quite boring preparation for Goldwork before you can get to the fun bits!
The bird has a felt padded, appliqu├ęd red suede body...
The branches of the tree have been embroidered with raised stem band, a new stitch for me but one which I will definitely use again, as it is very easy to stitch and gives a nice padded effect.

I have started some of the Goldwork, the pomegranate has been padded with felt and I have started couching down the gold passing thread.
The centre is laid work in silk with a gold silk trellis, I added a small gold bead to the centre of each diamond shape.


11 comments:

  1. it all looks so pretty - you must be enjoying the classes!

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  2. So very, very beautiful Elaine - how I would love to be able to join your class. To be able to create such exquisite needlework is a priceless gift.

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  3. that's going to be beautiful, I look forward to watching this grow

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  4. Wow, that is amazing. Thanks for sharing this interesting project. Beautiful work!

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  5. Just stunning! Thanks for sharing the process and the progress.

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  6. Oh my gosh, that is just so cool!!

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  7. Fascinating how you build it up - and so beautiful! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.
    Hilda

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  8. Wow Elaine - just beautiful... Can't wait to see it progress...

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  9. Another gorgeous piece of needlework in progress. Your photos are great for showing all the important details. Lovely.

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  10. WOW--the piece is already stunning

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  11. Hi Elaine how wonderful to see your gold work embroidery and to be able to follow you again on a wonderful needle adventure. Your start is beautiful all ready I'm sure looking forward to each weeks instalments, I learn so much from you, thanks so much for sharing. I saw on the news last night the terrible floods and thought about your road and I sure hope all is OK. Cheers Glenda

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