Thursday, March 15, 2012
More embroidered adventures
This is a silk piece you saw a little earlier, full view and a detail. It's now stretched to 20 x 16. It's part of a piece of designed silk fabric, on which I embroidered and took the design in some different directions, without departing far from the color range of the original.
I used some traditional stitching, and adapted some for my own purposes, why are you not surprised at this...anyway, if you look at the top right of the detail, you'll see a kind of wandering feather stitch I used to simulate the crackle glaze on antique Japanese pottery, just a reference.
The metallic threads and the shiny rayon thread are references to the use of silk and precious metal in embroidering Japanese formal artworks.