Sunday, 17 January 2010

Artifacts



















Cutting the reverse applique.



















First part cut.



















This is where the idea came from. A Pre-Columbian gold alloy ornament from the Central Bank's gold museum.

I don't think this first piece will go anywhere, since it was more about experimenting with a technique, to see if the idea might work as I wanted it to. Now that I know it can work, I can spend more time on the initial design stage ('coz this first little figure was not well plotted). I'm happy with the effect, the primitiveness. I'm surprised at what can be achieved with just a simple buttonhole stitch. I'm also thinking this "same color on same color" idea is probably going to feature alot in this year's adventures. Still wild about texture!

5 comments:

arlee said...

This is an amazing adjunct to yesterday's shadows--a worthwhile stitchploration---lovely

Mnemosyne said...

wow!

Catherine V. Bainbridge said...

Thank you both. I was very excited about being able to mimic gold alloy with this strange black and gold metallic cloth. I really love this reverse applique lark. :)

jude said...

nice!

Catherine V. Bainbridge said...

thanks!

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