“Love” of the Simple Words series.
The first work of my new project that combines lettering and hand embroidery.Â
As usual, my aim is to mix various hand embroidery techniques and materials. Additionally, I want to blend my old passion for typography with my diverse embroidery skills. This project revolves around communication. While words are easy to read, the addition of embroidery provides a tactile way to embrace them.
The current state of affairs is undeniably bleak, with an overwhelming amount of hatred, disasters, and pain. In light of this, there is a pressing need for something different, something that can offer solace and respite from the negativity.
This series of works endeavors to bring forth a counterbalance – something simple, yet profoundly essential:
Love, Hope, Faith, and Peace.
By focusing on these fundamental aspects of human existence, the aim is to provide a glimmer of positivity amidst the chaos, reminding people of the enduring values that uplift and unite.
Not canon, but a modified Trapunto technique was used to give the lettering composition a voluminous effect. This effect was achieved by combining jersey fabric, wadding, and cotton yarns.
Goldwork techniques were utilized to complete the lettering composition. Vintage Japanese flat yarn was mixed with delicate metallic thread, resulting in a sophisticated beige-pink hue. The composition was further enhanced with the addition of French wire, transparent beads, and hand-twisted metallic cord.
The Luneville (or tambour) technique is responsible for creating the background. The effect of a brushed metal surface, resembling a shield, was achieved by using a combination of Ito and Madeira threads.
Simple Words: Love. Wall Panel
Size 20×30 cm.