Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Shimmering metal

I picked up my goldwork tools today - it makes my work space look so serious when they are all piled up next to me.

Rest assured, it doesn't look this tidy for very long.
I had just a few leaves to finish on a larger piece that I need to have finished by the end of the month. And that is not so very far away! The project is for a class I will be teaching in Tasmania in August, so I need to get a move on.

I really enjoy working these solid areas of couching. There is something truly satisfying about the methodical couching and creating the even and firm surface of shimmering metal.

These leaves are not that big and to make sure the edges are really sharp and neat, I haven't turned the gold threads as I usually would but have cut both threads at either end. It works really well but results in an awful lot of ends to sink to the back...

I am certain I spent more time working on the wrong side, securing and trimming ends. The good news is I got all the solid leaves finished, so the rest will seem like a breeze - I think.

Happy stitching,
Anna x 

PS - If you wondered where my blog list has gone to (the one that shows My Favourite Blogs) the truth is that I have no idea. It just disappeared. Hopefully I can get it working again. All this tech stuff is not really my thing. I mean it is great when it works, but I have no idea how to fix glitches. Most annoying!


  1. I like the colour combination and particularly the blue background fabric. Lovely neat couching.

  2. What a great piece! Lucky folk in Tasmania, I am sure that they will enjoy it.

  3. Looks gorgeous, Anna! I think I like every single element and colour - the different flowers, the blue stems, the gold leaves.......so lovely.

  4. is it for wallhanging??...beautiful flower and gold leaves