Kathleen shows you how to apply purl wires and chippings to create a delightful Bumblebee.
Kathleen Laurel Sage
A comprehensive workshop from Kathleen in her introduction to goldwork series. Here she shows you how to create a delightful Bumblebee with texture in the body created from the purl and check wires, which she admits is a little fiddly, but very straightforward and worth taking a little time over.
Kathleen likes to have her work in a small hoop and also talks about beading needles.
You get to use the couching method, that Kathleen talks about in this video, to neaten off the body, and then you can give definition to the wings with simple long stitches.
Finally, Kathleen talks about using acrylic paint to quickly fill in the space for the head.
You can find more information about the kit in our website.
Kathleen also has a new book Golden Glamour Gold Work book. This excellent book on goldwork has a small introduction on what materials to use and how to use them followed by 11 varied projects for you to embroider, and several designs for you to experiment on with your new-found skills. In our website you can find more information about Golden Glamour Gold Work book by Kathleen Laurel Sage.
Kathleen is a freelance designer and embroiderer producing a wide range of innovative textile works. She enjoys blending traditional techniques with contemporary designs and unusual mediums to construct beautiful textiles — from floral patterns in organza to goldwork.
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