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Blackwork design in Gold!

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Just wanted to share this piece of work of mine. It was a gift for a friend. As you can see, I'm trying my hand at different types of embroidery! Love you Mary for re-kindling my interest in embroidery! The latest is Mountmellick embroidery...I ordered and received the book by Pat Trott that you recommended and although I could not get the recommended thread I am going ahead and trying my hand at it before I order the one by Yvette Stanton!
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Melanie Crizzle
Joined: 8/26/2011 12:17 am
Posts: 17

Re: Blackwork design in Gold!

Very Nice!!! I love the way you've used the design. Can you tell us a little bit about the materials you used? It really looks great in that frame!

Yvette's book is very good, too - you'll really enjoy it. In the States, you can find Mountmellick thread through Lacis.com - you just have to search for it, but it's there somewhere! Otherwise, Tanja Berlin (Canada) carries it, and so does Yvette Stanton (Australia).

MC
MaryCorbet
Joined: 6/1/2011 9:45 am
Posts: 437
Location: Kansas
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Re: Blackwork design in Gold!

Hi,

I used gold metal thread on black silk...hence the embroidery looks a little stiff but it is does look very rich in the frame, very apt as the boy in the photograph is his father's prince! Initially I wanted the embroidered part to be made into a frame but it was not possible.

Enjoying my embroidery...thank you ever so much for all the information on your website...I'm learning so much.

melanie
Melanie Crizzle
Joined: 8/26/2011 12:17 am
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