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As promised in my last blog here is the update …… After working with the tweed and silk velvet earlier this week I am now well and truly addicted to these.
I have continued with the heart theme to produce a trio of completed pictures that I would like to share with you. (please excuse my shadow in the photographs- if anyone can advise me on how to photograph framed work behind glass I would appreciate the advice)
Here are some close ups
Heart in Heart
Of course I am always drawn back to flowers – so here are my flower interpretations of this technique. Again I have used a combination of tweed/wool and silk velvet fabrics with free machine embroidery and hand embroidery. Both have been embellished with buttons and I have added an eyelet charm on ‘Double Bloom’
In the Breeze
I hope you like these – I am off to find some more tweed and silk velvet 🙂
Walking through the shopping centre today I found that love was definitely in the air – there were Valentine gifts and cards in every shop window.
This has been my inspiration for today.
Love is in the Air
Close up of loose French knots and vermicelli free machine embroidery on the tweed.
I have loved working with the rugged woollen textures and contrasting them with the luxurious silk velvet so I decided to work with larger ‘scraps’ today.
Three contrasting wool and tweed fabrics were layered onto a fine wool. These have been attached with free machine vermicelli stitch. I have added silk velvet hearts using free machine embroidery. The piece has been further embellished with hand embroidery using hand dyed threads, a glitter thread is used for running stitch down the right and loose french knots are added to the tweed using a fine cotton perle. A ‘love’ charm is added for accent. The final piece is framed in a box frame.
Close up of large silk velvet heart and running stitch with glitter thread
I will keep you all updated on my next projects with these fabulous textures…….
Close up of small silk velvet hearts and heart embellishment.
Love is in the Air