Cord Sitting Embroidery. Creative interpretation
This part of my MA research aims to experiment with the so-called “Cord sitting” technique, that is a part of the traditional, or better to say, ancient Russian pearl embroidery scope. This is a contouring technique that requires using mainly white cotton cords as a base for placing natural pearls in a line. One of the research goals was to explore the boundaries of the technique and to find the ways of its application in contemporary textile and fashion.
UniversityUniversity of Brighton
I've developed such a design to check how not really flexible embroidery techniques such as Cord sitting might work on the curvy and dense pattern.
Experiments with Materials
I've stated that applying any types, sizes and/ or shape of beads with a traditional workflow might gain unexpected creative result. Additionally, the material and color of the cord were also questioned.
More than 20 samples
It was crucial to introduce the craft to the broader audience as part of national heritage as an opportunity for the creative exploration and practical industry use. I've produced around 20 embroidery samples with various combinations of cords and beads. I believe that the modified (the creative interpretation) technique has a potential for both practical application and the further experimenting.