Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Out of all of my final pieces this probably took the longest to complete. I based this on one of my graphic tree illustration and complete the metre and a half length entirely from free hand machine embroidery. In between each of the intricate strand is a delicate gemstone; crystals, labradorite and pearls!
This design is one of my most successful images and I believe this is down to the fact that it was a quick unplanned sketch and therefore the lines and shapes were very fluid and unplanned. The natural wool which is the bask for the print is heavily embellished with a combination of quilting, hand beading, hand and machine embroidery.
This also looks really cool as an epaulette!
This neck-piece is made from silk organza which I have freehand machine embroidered in order to create a unique interlocked leaf design. This one is very different to my other neck piece's as this one is very tonal and quite subtle in comparison.