If you enjoy slow stitching, then this is definitely the technique for you!
Kathleen enjoys adding 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. If you don't know how to do this, Kathleen shows 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 need a hoop or the beading needles - click here .
For Kathleen's introduction to goldwork - click here.
If you want to learn more about Kathleen and her approach to Contemporary Goldwork - click here.
You can buy Kathleen's kits here.
Kathleen has written an excellent book called Golden Glamour. It is designed for those just starting out as well as those who are skilled in the craft. There is 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. You can find more information about Golden Glamour by Kathleen Laurel Sage here.
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