La soffitta del tempo perduto...

....è là , nella mente e nel sogno, dove è possibile recuperare le speranze e le aspettative, dove volere è potere e tutto diviene possibile, dove la fantasia e la creatività non vengono strangolate dai ritmi di una vita frenetica ed il tempo scorre lentamente, dove la mente vola libera senza restrizioni, dove finalmente si è liberi di essere e ci si può rifugiare e prendere un respiro.

The attic of the lost there, in the mind and dreams, where is possible to recover the hopes and the expectations, where what you want is what you can and everything becomes possible, where fantasy and creativity are not strangled from the rhythms of a phrenetic life and time flows slowly, where the mind flyes free with no restrictions, where finally one is free of being and can refuge in and take a breath.

The Pomegranate - PDF instructions available

The Pomegranate - PDF instructions available

domenica 18 agosto 2013

Raised Embroidery Mirror....a little progress.

As first I have backed the silk Duchesse with Bondaweb and a fine muslin because I wanted to be sure to have a firm and strong surface to hold the heavy stitching that this kind of embroidery requires.
Then all was mounted on a slate frame in the traditional manner.
 The pear tree trunk is padded with cotton strings and covered in raised stem stitch; most of the leafs will be in detached needlelace on metal wire. Some of the pears are felt padded and will be also covered in needlelace, some will be in full detached needlelace made on needle felted moulds.
 The rabbit is also made in needlelace (corded buttonhole) and padded with little pieces of soft cotton, then outlined in silk gimp.
 A little bit each a day the Mirror is slowly growing...if you have any questions about the tecniques that I have used just ask !