Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Dear Diary 2014, Week 28

7th July to 13th July 2014
The V&A image - Brocaded silk , France, about 1780


This weeks interpretation picked up the muted tones and a french knot rose on sheer ribbon.
As with the past few weeks interpretation - Simple is the way, sweet and simple. 





Monday, August 4, 2014

Dear Diary 2014, Week 27

30th June to 6th July 2014
The V&A image - Brocaded silk, tabby weave, France, 1770's


My interpretation of the V&A image is a tiny piece of floral fabric, very simple.
 The ecru design around the floral arrangements did spark many ideas, and I thought of using some lace and ribbon embroidery.
 But some days i just need simple.



Saturday, August 2, 2014

Dear Diary 2014, Week 26

23rd June to 29th June 2014
The V&A Image, -  "Womens silk tissue with a damask ground, probable France, early 18th century"


My stitch interpretation is a french knot rose and a lazy daisy leaf, in silk ribbon.
Very small, vey simple interpretation,  picking up the gold and pink colours.