heylo, this is my first post
here is a corset i made; with a cocoon material and a mixture of silks and a calico backing. delicate pressed flower petals are trapped within the panels. the tree design was embroidered by hand on machine & i used image maker to place my bird drawings within the branches.Update:
thankyou for all the nice comments
here are a few answers to questions -
the cocoon material (on the front panel of the corset) is a gummed fibre stripped from cocoons - i bought it from an amazing site which is full of different fibres and textiles: http://www.winghamwoolwork.co.uk/silks_and_silk_blends.htm
the tree design was first painted onto the panels using a mixture of fabric paint & tea, and then i machine embroidered each panel freehand.
I designed and made this corset for my textiles project at college. My teacher is a professional costume designer (she made the dresses for keira knightley in pride & predjudice!) she gave us the pattern but we where mainly left to our own devices to make it.
I havent worn it out yet - but maybe I will if there is an occasion to dress up! I'm hoping to study illustration or costume design at uni