Paved With Gold

0 Posted by - April 27, 2016 - Embroidery

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Until now, I have embroidered pre-existing designs but this time I wanted to create my own and using what I had learned on my couture embroidery class in Lyon.

I pinned a lot of vintage fabric and wallpaper patterns on Pinterest so I thought of creating a 3D version. I chose a large 70s style floral pattern that had enough space for stitch details.

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I’m also obsessed with geometric patterns so I updated the floral by combining the two.

The whole design is outlined in matte gold beads. Sounds easy enough until I started and then realised how long it was going to take. I knew it would be worth it though, so I stuck with it.

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I fit in an hour here and there in the evenings until, finally, it was time for the fun part; filling in each petal with a different geometric pattern. There are stripes, grids and beaded grids which are all applied with metallic good thread.

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The last thing to do was fill in the centre of the flowers. I had wanted to use these big gold sequins for a while and this seemed a perfect match.

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The 3D effect really brought the whole thing to life. I definitely want to try more 3D techniques. It’s fun experimenting.

I think I’m done with gold for now, though. A multi colour design might be next.

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