Monday, June 16, 2014

Dear Diary 2014, Week 24

9th June to 15th June 2014

The V&A Diary notes that this weeks image is "Detail of a man's nightgown, figured satin woven in Spitalfields, London, 1707-8".
In todays society, I dont think we would see to many mens nightgowns made with fabric like this!!

My stitch interpretation is from the bunch of flowers in the top left corner.
I have reversed the colours - Pink back ground and blue flower.
I have used silk ribbon to stitch onto a silk wire edged ribbon.

V&A Image  {left}   Detail of a man's nightgown, figured satin woven in Spitalfields, London, 1707-8".

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Dear Diary 2014 - Week 23

2nd June to 8th June 2014.

From the two V&A images I have picked up the colors yellow green and a touch of red, and created  a rose worked in 4mm Silk Ribbon using stem stitch and a french knot for the centre.

V&A Images -  Two brocaded tabbies, Lyon, France, 1775-99

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Dear Diary 2014 - Week 22

26th May 2014 to 2nd June 2014

The colour orange is often used to gain attention as it has a high visibility, and this weeks V&A Diary image caught my eye and evoked a sense of warmth and happiness.  

Orange is a colour associated with joy and creativity. It is a vibrant stimulating colour that is known to enhance happiness and confidence. It is thought to promote a sense of general wellness and emotional energy like understanding, compassion and warmth.

V&A Image {left}  Design by Anna Maria Garthwaite (1690-1763) Spitfields, London, about 1726
My stitched sample has been worked on Dupion silk using Silk Ribbon and Silk Gumnut Threads. For the outer petals, I have engaged a straight stitch and twisted the ribbon before taking the ribbon to the back of the work. The inner petals have been worked using a ribbon stitch.