Embroidery class started last week after the summer break. This term I want to focus on improving my silk shading and combining it with some Goldwork. I found this image of St Michael on the internet and fell in love with the glorious colours, my eldest son is called Michael so it seemed appropriate.
I started with a lovely selection of silk threads, I really love to embroider with silk especially the AVAS Soie d'alger threads, the background fabric is silk dupion.
I need to stitch the wings first as they are in the background
I have used two different pieces of silk dupion for the Angel's robes and the Dragon, they are attached with fusible and will have Goldwork detailing
Today in class I carried on with the silk shaded wing
This is where I left off, it's about 6 hours work so far