Monday, June 10, 2013

A love Affair with Silk Velvet

I was writing a profile piece for Creative Embroidery and Cross Stitch magazine and one of the questions to answer was "What was my favourite embroidery?".  I thought for awhile and then realized there wasn't one in particular but I have a real love of hand dyed silk velvet because of the lustre and the colours that pop out when it's folded.  That's why I always have my Divine Pears on display.  I never get tired of looking at the bloom on the velvet, it changes with the light in the room.  On the pears I have used a combination of Hanah silk ribbon flowers, silk ribbon and chenille threads embellished subtly with rosemontees and sequins.  
All my favourite things! (I think I have too many)

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