The design for this course is adapted from a delightful purse held in the EAC Heritage Collection. After reviewing the mounting of fabrics for metal thread embroidery, you will learn a new method of “trace and tack” pattern transfer.
Part of the design is worked in Japanese gold, some with shading. Other design elements are padded and covered with kid leather. Several types of metal threads, such as Jaceron/pearl purl, rococo or crinkle, smooth, rough and check purls, will be worked in the design. Spangles complete the pattern.
This pretty tulip design is an adaptation from a 19th century tile from Delft, Holland, renowned for its distinctive tiles. The embroidery is worked on a beautiful silk wool blend fabric using Soie d’alger silks and gold thread. The student will learn long and short, split and fishbone stitch as well as gold couching.