Thursday, 2 October 2008

Fuzzy Effect

I love how effective the simple details can be. In the corner of the top book there is an area of gold and silver fuzzy effect. Lines of gold or silver #1 area stitched into every other weft valley. The ends are randomly staggered (I can manage random on this scale).

The lines are then couched with the stitches in a brick pattern (alternating on each row).

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

It never ceases to amaze me how much the couching thread alters the appearance of the metallic threads.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

Traditionally red is used to couch gold and white is used for silver, these colours are thought to enhance the natural beauty of the precious metals.

Happy Stitching

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