Well finally I can unveil a new piece of work. I had to shhhh before Christmas because I wasn’t sure if Angie reads this blog (do you Angie?)
I forgot to take measurements, I’m not good at guessing but it was around 40cm across and 50-60cm lengthways.
The background is made from sari silk ribbon, woven and stitched. The border is hand dyed cotton velvet, machine stitched with little arches.
There are numerous shisha mirrors, silver elephants and sparkling things in the background.
The main motif is hand dyed silk velvet, appliquéd, stitched and beaded.
It took FOREVER to cut out and iron all the little pieces - important to keep them in order so that the colour flowed around the paisley.
More paisleys were “drawn on” using free motion embroidery - my favourite way to draw.
I find it much more enjoyable than a pen or pencil drawing.
Each of the three embroidered paisley designs were beaded.
There is another picture here on Blipfoto - showing the elephants.
Now I need to make one for myself - Angie will appreciate that as an in joke.