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Embroidery

About this project

This project was an exploration of stitch using silk and wool threads and was done as a technical exercise to explore the properties of thread, fabric and dye combinations.

Keywords

embroidery, crewel, dye, stitch

Disciplines

Textiles

Materials

Textiles
African leaves
Photographer: Andrew Paterson Photography
A hanging, made to commission, using sun-printed African cloth decorated with leaves. Each leaf was embroidered using random-dyed silk threads of differing textures, and with some embellishment with beads to enhance the texture.
Evening bag
Photographer: Andrew Paterson Photography
Designed in mixed media textiles to complement an antique bag frame.
Beadwork detail on Hera corset
Photographer: Andrew Paterson Photography
Details of beadwork inspired by the image of a peacocks tail, worked on an emerald silk corset.

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