Sunday, 22 December 2013

Logo - part three . . .

soft string padding complete ready for the gold cut work
gold cut work - gilt smooth purl; gilt bright check purl, at an angle
worked with a No.10 crewel embroidery needle

gold cut work from the top!

So, here you can see how I do the cut work.  I don't start right at the end, but a little way in, or the centre to get a good angle on the cut work.  These gold or gilt purls are spirals of wire, which bend, and enable the needle and thread to pass through the middle.  I can work this technique quite quickly now with the years of experience I have behind me, although it can be a tricky technique, because these purl threads can fracture and damage easily.

The actual size of this silk and gold cross is about 1½ inches wide, so the images are quite magnified!

6 comments:

  1. Hi Tracy a very merry Christmas to you. I would love to have a go at this too its so beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Mel, and a happy Christmas to you too! x

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  2. Ooh, I like that! The diagonals look terrific. I must try something like that some time.=)

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    1. I have just posted the next stage for you! Will see you Harrogate 2014, if not before. Happy Christmas!

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  3. Oh ! Tracy ! This is just amazing to watch you do this ..... so expertly and perfectly executed . I wish you a very happy new year .

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