Yesterday, we talked about couching gold thread over flat silk thread, in a technique called “Italian Stitch.” One other thought occurred to me while I was trying out the Elizabethan twist couched over flat silk in random patterns. I wonder how this random couching would look, on top of a colored silk fabric, rather than on thread?
And so I set about to answer that question, by stitching up a small sample, just enough to see what it would look like.
Hey! Not bad! This could be really pretty, incorporated into a project!
I’m using a silk dupioni here, in a blue that I would describe as “lapis” if it didn’t have just the slightest hint of periwinkle to it. (This is from a very nice silk dupioni from Japan, which I wrote about previously.)
Is this a way I could add color to the border around the design, which I spoke about at the end of yesterday’s post?
Probably not. But it is an interesting concept, and one I’m storing away for future use. I thought I’d share it with you, in case it gave you some ideas for your own embroidery projects. Any thoughts?
See you tomorrow!