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Olga

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The embroidery is called 'Honesty' embroidery suspended on Silk Organza.
The leaves are worked in shadow appliqué using a skeleton leaf, printed paper, wool flannel attached with pin stitch and laid work in silk floss.
Other stitches used are shaded fishbone stitch, rows of stem stitch, satin stitch, eyelets. The leaves are trimmed with sequins, tiny beads, mesh ribbon. The leaves and stems are outlined with couched silk gimp and wrapped purl.

The design 'Honesty' is copyright Jenny Adin-Christie 2013 and was worked under her tuition.

 

 
  A piece of stumpworj  
Another piece of stumpwork  

Stumpwork is a style of embroidery where the stitched figures are raised from the surface of the work to form a 3-dimensional effect.

Stitches can be worked around pieces of wire to create individual forms such as leaves, insect wings or flower petals. This form is then applied to the main body of work by piercing the background fabric with the wires and securing tightly. Other shapes can be created using padding under the stitches, usually in the form of felt layers sewn one upon the other in increasingly smaller sizes. The felt is then covered with a layer of embroidery stitches.

Olga enjoys creating mini forms of embroidery and stumpwork is just that -one of her main passions is renovating and creating embroideries at Rochester Cathedral. The piece above is not finished and needs to be mounted and then framed.

     
  butterfly  

It is one of Jenny Adin-Christie's kits. Great fun to do, but a lot of tiny, tiny beads, spangles, pearl purl, smooth purl and rough purl, and all other sorts of metallic threads.

     

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