Saturday, 19 July 2014

gold work contempo!

I worked this piece a couple of years ago, but as yet, I have not really published any images of it, only a glimpse!

This is only part of the whole piece, based on couching and line.  My aim was to experiment with couching and work with straight lines, stepped lines, curves, spirals, zig-zags, etc.  I also decided to work the piece in black and gold threads, including tarnished threads, as I love the depth of colour they produced.

The threads include - Passing thread, Pearl purl intact and stretched, Rococo thread, Twist, Plate - crimped and upstanding.

Most of the plate I used was thrown in a bin by a student I was teaching on a residential workshop sometime ago which I lifted out and kept for myself.  She had obviously thrown it away because it was tarnished, but I loved it!

The last two images I experimented with in Photoshop.  I always slightly edit images anyway, but I thought I would experiment further and post them.



  1. Love all of it - especially the photoshopped pics!

  2. i LOVE this!!!! absolutely beautiful stitching and i love the tarnished metals!

  3. Cor, that looks a bit special! Love it.

  4. Thanks for all the lovely comments all! I loved working this piece, so much so, I became quite addicted to it for a while. There is more to show, which I will publish at some point in the future. Thanks again, I LOVE receiving your feedback which means a lot to me! x

  5. And Tracy I LOVE seeing all your wonderful and inspirational works of art........Thank you !
    Chris Richards

    1. Love this Tracy, I especially like the tarnished piece as well :)