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« on: May 16, 2012 10:29:04 AM »

I was recently commissioned by an artist to add embroidery to some of her silk prints.  She told me what colours she would like and gave me images of the sort of stitching she wanted used and the rest was up to me!  It was a really exciting project to do, and something I had never done before.  I was sent three different prints which were all done on silk.  The embroidery was then also stitched in silk as well.  For anyone interested all the silks were from the Silk Mill - www.thesilkmill.com, I am totally in love with all their awesome shades of silk!!

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Print #1:

This one was definitely my favourite of the bunch.

Print #2:

Print #3:

And the set:

For the stitching I have used - stem stitch, back stitch, long and short stitch, satin stitch and french knots, and it has been stitched in mostly two strands of silk.

They took the best part of three weeks to stitch up, whilst trying to move house, so it was all a bit mental!! But I had so much fun doing them.  Really looking forward to seeing how the artist (Emma Blacklock) finishes them off now Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2012 02:46:46 PM »

They are beautiful and I, too, love the colours of the silks. What an innovative thing: to embroider prints.

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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2012 04:02:23 PM »

Very pretty. I especially like the last one.

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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2012 08:48:12 AM »

So beautiful! Amazing stuff!

« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2012 08:09:52 PM »

These are gorgeous:) Well done Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2012 08:13:46 PM »

Those turned out beautifully! I especially like the koi! What a gorgeous collaboration piece, wonderful work!

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