Metal Thread Work

My work has become much looser as I’ve developed my textile art.  Whilst working towards my City & Guilds a gauntlet was thrown down suggesting that I would not have the patience to take on the details of “Gold Work”.  I naturally accepted the challenge and am so glad that I did.  Using metallic threads, leather pieces, beads, chippings, spangles and other items I am really enjoying designing and creating both detailed and loose contemporary pieces.  Some can be viewed under “needlefelted backgrounds and additions”.

 

Sea Horse

 

 

This sea horse was inspired when seeing the Staffordshire Hoard displayed in Birmingham Museum.  The ancient skills amazed me.

 

Tree of Life

 

 

Worked on silk with silver metallic, silk and cotton threads in three layers.  First seed stitch, then couched silk threads followed by the silver.

 

 

 

5 from 6 in Reds and Gold

5 from 6 in reds and gold

5 point design based on a 6 circle grid inspired by a 14th century Islamic design. Couched gold threads on silk dupion, padded leather pieces overlaid with needle lace. Central padded area covered with purl chippings and red glass beads.

 

Copper Trees

print copper landscape

Metallic, wool and rayon threads couched on to hand dyed cotton fabric.

A Contemporary Norfolk Landscape.

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