Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Floral Glove, Rough Purl Leaves

On the remaining roundels the tendrils are couched sections of Gilt Super Lizardine that has been stretched to about 30 per cent more than its original length.

© Thistle Threads/Carol-Anne Conway

The leaves are then covered with pieces of Gilt Rough Purl, which is a tightly wound spring made from a round wire. It has a slightly matt finish that gives a nice contrast to the bright check used in the central roundel.

© Thistle Threads/Carol-Anne Conway

I found the rough purl slightly easier to handle than the bright check but found it more difficult to cut the pieces to a precise length even with the aid of a magnifying lamp.

© Thistle Threads/Carol-Anne Conway

Happy Stitching

7 comments:

Rachel said...

Cutting the purl is extraordinarily difficult, isn't it! Still, you've done a great job, and I'm sure that with more practise we'll improve!

Sue said...

Beautiful, can't wait to see it for real. You have finished painting then LOL Sue XX

Elmsley Rose said...

The thread with the silk core and gold spiral - what is that?

www.letslearnembroidery.blogspot.com said...

This is really beautiful!-Ina

coral-seas said...

The thread with the silk core and gold spiral is strected lizardine wrapped around 3 strands of Soie de Paris. It is the same technique used on the central roundel described here.

Isadarena said...

I am always in awe before your work : it is absolutely stunning :-)
Have a lovely day,
Isa

MulticoloredPieces said...

Stopped by from Stitchin' Fingers when I realized you had a blog, and what a blog! Marvelous work, so meticulous and amazing technique. I'll stop by from time to time just for the visual feast!
best, nadia