I wasn’t quite up to finishing the anticipated post on gold threads (perhaps tomorrow), but I didn’t want the day to go by completely without contemplating something embroidered. So I’m putting up these two pictures of an example of silk shading in ecclesiastical work, to see what you think …
These two pictures are both from the same wide decorative band down the front of a cope. The embroidery is done by hand, probably in silk, with a bit of gold thread in there, too, I think.
So here are the pictures:
Above this part of the motif, there are some green leaves. I missed them in the cropping, but they’re the same colors as in the photo below:
Instead of concentrating on the stitching here (though you’re welcome to comment on that, too, if you wish), I wanted to ask you to look at the colors. What do YOU think of the color scheme / combinations here? I’d love to hear your opinion!
I’m ever-so-slowly coming around, but it’s taking a bit longer than I thought to feel quite up to par! Don’t give up on me! I’ll be back in “full swing” soon!