Metalwork feather- swan
This Swan feather design combines decorative embroidery stitches in tones of white and greay with silverwork embroidery techniques on a background of silver synthetic silk. With all of the fabrics, threads, needles and other materials required included in this kit, you too will be able to create this beautiful hand emb
Goldwork and The WI AGM
Yesterday I was at the Liverpool Echo Arena for the WI AGM. I had been asked to attend in case the press wanted to talk to someone about be...
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Metalwork Embroidery Squirrel Kit
In this kit you can make a cute Squirrel design, embroidered in 3 Metalwork techniques over 3 layers of felt padding. The Squirrel is worked Metalwork, a technique seen throughout history on pieces such as haute couture garments, ceremonial and military dress, and ecclesiastical furnishings. Its richness and opulence was a symbol of wealth and power, and fine examples can be seen on the Queens coronation robe as well as high fashion today. The Squirrel has Antique Gold, Bronze, and Copper…
The Sinking Needle
When couching metallic or other threads onto the surface, the ends of the threads need to be sunk, or plunged, to the underside of the fabric. In Japanese Embroidery the tool used for this purpose is called a sinking needle. To make a sinking needle, first under twist a length of thread (one strand of flat silk). Thread a large needle (size 10 hand made Japanese needle) onto the twisted thread, then fold the thread and over twist the two halves together resulting in a two-ply cord with a…
Exclusive Michele Carragher Masterclass Launched! | London Embroidery School
The London Embroidery School is incredibly excited to announce that we have another exclusive masterclass with embroidery for costume extraordinaire, Michele Carragher. Following on from the success
The Blue Panel
This crazy collection of trellis work took me some two months, but I did make a few things in between. I could do with being blocked or pressed, but I don't have the tools!
Or Nue or Shaded Gold work. Ready to try it on painted canvas? - Nimble Needle
Or Nue Daisy by Anna S. This past Saturday I took a class in Or Nue taught by Brenda Kocher. Had I liked my work I would have shown a picture of my progress but rather than chance discouraging anyone I thought it better to show what I think are some gorgeous examples of others Or Nue […]
It is finished... ... the Or Nué Spring Daisy can be ticked of the list of things to be Finished in February. Working the last few rounds of laid gold, without any shading, went really quick after all dense colour on the petals. I had seen a detail picture from an old ecclesiastical vestment on Needle 'n Thread some time ago. It was of a flower with an amazing centre stitched in check purl, looped and piled up into a soft dome. I thought it was fabulous and have had something along those…
Barney the Beetle | Etsy
Barney has been embroidered using individually cut Goldwork wires, metallic threads and wooden beads for his little eyes. I began by using several layers of felt padding to shape his body giving it a raised dimension. Metal wires are then individually measured and cut to size. Each wire is waxed