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Tag Archives: traditional technique
It is very difficult to mark layers of sheers and synthetics with any kind of pen or pencil, because the layers ‘float’ on top of each other, and shift very slightly if you try to draw any kind of writing implement … Continue reading
The second sample, this time with the correct tool. It really does make a difference, much easier to work: This sample (the stitched area) measures about 4″ x 6″. I think I might make it into some sort of wallet … Continue reading
Well, here it is: 0.6mm crochet hook on the left, ‘fine’ tambour hook on the right. The tambour hooks come in different sizes and need to be fixed into the wooden holder by tightening the screw. You can see (I … Continue reading
is finished… Silk thread on ivory antung silk, from an eighteenth century design. About 5″ square. My husband bagged this one as a gift for his mum. I hope she likes it. Enjoy your weekend 🙂
Continuing with my small samples using traditional techniques, I tried some embroidery with silk ribbon. This was popular in the eighteenth century and then had a bit of a revival in the nineteenth century. The ribbon I used is 3mm wide, … Continue reading