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

7 comments:

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.
j

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.

underatopazsky said...

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