Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Floral Glove, Spangles and Pearls

All that is needed to complete the embroidery is a little embellishment with a few seed pearls and spangles.

One seed pearl is stitched into the centre of the gold leaves on each of the outer roundels. Nothing too difficult here, I just had to select pearls that would fit into the available space and that had a big enough hole to fit the beading needle; these are teeny tiny little pearls.

© Thistle Threads/Carol-Anne Conway

A cluster of pearls is added to the centre of the rose. I thought that the gold outline made this rose but the pearl centre really makes it. I think this is so pretty.

© Thistle Threads/Carol-Anne Conway

Finally, tiny gold spangles are stitched into the empty spaces between the embroidered motifs. I wasn’t feeling too well when I did this. I had enough interest/energy to do a little mindless stitching but I could not be bothered to redraw the outline of the glove or to measure where they should go. I guestimated their position and a couple are outside the seam line so I will have to reposition those.

© Thistle Threads/Carol-Anne Conway

It is difficult to capture the sparkle of the spangles on camera but they really glitter and glint as the embroidery moves in the sunlight.

© Thistle Threads/Carol-Anne Conway

And this is the back!

© Thistle Threads/Carol-Anne Conway

Happy Stitching


Cynthia Gilbreth said...

Wow! Lovely! Even the back looks pretty good! I notice that the embroidery is a bit "looser", or not as precise as the Japanese embroidery you do. Do you find this annoying or difficult to achieve?

Isadarena said...

Wow!! your stitching is really a beauty : many congratulations to you on such a wonderful work :-)

Angela said...

So beautiful! I went to Urchfont open day the other week and thought of you when I was looking at the working being done by the Japanese Embroiderers there.

Jane said...

It looks lovely. Bring it with you in October would love to see it in person.

Plays with Needles said...

Wow CA! That is some picture perfect embroidery. Now I'm kicking myself for not taking this class...there are many more techniques in that little glove than I thought.

Rachel said...

Have you noticed how with each additional embellishment, you think it will look "over the top", but somehow it doesn't?

I'm really impressed with the back - very controlled.

Anonymous said...

It looks amazing finished. What a fabulous piece of work and even the back is wonderful!