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Black work nude
This piece is stitched on high count fine white linen with single strand DMC, silk machine thread and ultra fine monofilament silk. Black work is an ancient technique supposedly it came over with Catherine of Aragon, as the patterns were inspired by the Moorish tiles of the Alhambra. This piece is a modern take, using the changes of thread thickness and breaking down of the pattern to achieve detailed shading.
This is a basic gold work piece exploring the beginnings of padding, couching techniques and cutwork. The piece was inspired by a photo taken at a friends 20’s themed party. It’s stitched on silk dupion, using Japan 8 thread, twist and rococo, smooth purl, bright check and pearl purl gold work wires.