Another in the contemporary goldwork series and this time Kathleen added padded leather work into the design.
Kathleen Laurel Sage
Kathleen enjoys adding the padded leather to her work as this adds another dimension which catches the light. She talks you through the type of leather that is best for this design; how to create the padded effect with felt and the sewing sequence necessary for best results.
Once applied then the edges can be tidied up with couching (and if you don’t know how to do this – Kathleen showed us how in the Couching Goldwork workshop)
She then adds purl wires as stamens in the flower – but take care when using this as once uncurled it won’t go back!
Sequin waste creates the strawberries and finally you get to add beads!
If you are in need of the hoop or the beading needles – click through to find them in the shop.
If you enjoy slow stitching, then this is definitely the technique for you!
For Kathleen’s Introduction to Goldwork – click here
If you want to learn more about Kathleen and her approach to Contemporary Goldwork – click here.
Click here to see Kathleen’s kits in the Shop
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. Click here to buy 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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