Saturday, June 14, 2014

Goldwork acorns done




The acorn motif I started in class I finished up today.  The total size of this piece is 2.25 x 2.5 inches.  And I learned a thing or two from it.  

This motif will recur in a bigger piece, and I will probably not use plate (that's the broad flat thread you see in the top part of the acorn) because I don't much like it.  

And I will definitely do a lot more with purl, that coil like stuff, which I used in the lower half of the acorns.  I cut these into very short pieces, and threaded them onto the needle to stitch them down, just like beading.  I like this a lot because of the way it catches the light at every angle.

Now I have to plan the next piece, which you saw in an earlier post, drawn on the linen.  This will involve a lot of couching, and I want to try a great technique I observed at our class: stitching the tacking thread closer and closer to cover more and more of the couched thread to create interesting color changes.

5 comments:

Ash said...

I like the look of these. :) Your gold work continues to impress me.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Must say I like that coil-like stuff!! Like you, not so fussy on the flattish look, although it does add a great deal of sparkle.

margaret said...

can see you are enjoying your gold work, very nice acorns

Minimiss said...

Beautiful.

Minimiss said...

Beautiful.