Sunday, 11 January 2009

playing with shiny bits (City and Guilds use of metallic thread etc) part two

sewing with gold thread

Ok, if I remember rightly this is string glued to cartridge paper. Crumpled tissue paper then glued over the top, bleached in places, gold dots added (can't remember how) touch of shiva stick and machine embroidery in gold thread. I bought a large kop of gold coloured thread very cheap when I started the course and still have some left!!

stitching with gold

Examples of tradtional goldwork which I must admit that I wasn't too keen on hence the very small samples except the one at the bottom that was stiched over gold painted cocktail sticks.


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hippopip said...

I loathed goldwork so did very little, but I like the piece with cords and tissue paper