Graduating from the Royal School of Needlework has enabled me to develop traditional needlework techniques, into contemporary designs.
A series of long and short stitches are created to shade colour, also known as Painting with a Needle. Traditionally using silk threads, materials can be adjusted to contemporise the technique. Small bugs are stitches onto silk organza, whilst larger stitches are used to embellish the adornments.
French knots, satin and stem stitch are surface stitches taken from traditional Jacobean Crewelwork, used here to create floral motifs and monograms, to embellish linen tableware.
Also known as Metal Thread Embroidery, bright check, smooth, rough and pearl purl, passing, twist and spangles are among metal threads stitched onto a padded base, used here to form this statement Goldwork adornment.