måndag 9 januari 2012

Fiddeling with small scale embroidery

I had my mind set on making a blogpost of my new pink hose or the new little black 16th century dress with the wretched pleats. But once the last embroidery project was finished, I suddenly felt that now is the time for getting started on that dream project I have planned for so long. An almony purse, 14th century-style, covered with fine silk embroidery. The perfect way to find use for all the different colours of fine sewing silk I have collected over the years. So, said and done, I cut my self a nice piece of hemp and looked for a motif. This little fellow, playing the fiddle or something similar, spoke to me from an old book and wanted to be done. I´m not all satisfied with the turnout so far, but it might get better over time. And since the backsides of embroidery is up for debate, I have to show off mine because this time (and so far) I haven´t messed up as I usually do...

The whole piece is not bigger than ten by ten centimetres and it´s easier than I expected to work in tiny details. And it´s a good thing that it is so tiny since I have to cover it completely and also make one more.

2 kommentarer:

  1. I wouldn't worry about the back, to be honest - I think those who bang on about the back being perfect are often just trying to cover up thier own deficiancies by making others feel inadequate, its way of feeling powerful by putting others in thier place and it stifles true creativity.

    he's a nice little chap - do you play?

    1. I usually don´t care much about the back either. I´m going to line it anyway to protect the silk from wear. And no, sadly I don´t play. Love the esthetics of musical instruments though.