Thailand Inspired Couture Embroidery Panel

This stunning panel, a tribute to Thailand, showcases the exquisite artistry of . Inspired by two transformative years in Bangkok, the piece highlights the intricate beauty of embroidery, melding tradition with innovation. Handcrafted using the meticulous Luneville technique and the vibrant goldwork method, it also features the unique “Embroidery with beetle wings” technique, native to Thailand.

The panel stands out for its hand-dyed detachable elements, offering a rich, layered texture that enhances the visual depth. Designed with versatility in mind, it transcends conventional wall art by doubling as a set of elegant flower brooches. This masterpiece not only celebrates the cultural of Thailand but also pushes the boundaries of contemporary embroidery, making it a versatile and cherished keepsake.

A New Embroidery Experience

The idea of this project came to me when I studied couture embroidery. I've noticed that the course has limited information about goldwork techniques. So I decided to fill the gap.

Thailand inspired couture embroidery panel
Thailand inspired couture embroidery panel
Thailand inspired couture embroidery panel

Hand Embroidery

I combined two primary embroidery methods: and Goldwork. Another challenge was working with the traditional local “Embroidery with beetle wings” technique.

Hand Dyeing

To make this piece truly unique, I decided not to use ready-made silk fabric. Instead, I used the multilayered dyed method to get a more sophisticated base for further embroidery.

Detachable Elements

It was important to create not the usual wall decor but something more complex. So, the idea to do a multipurpose project came in. This is not only a nice panel but also a set of flower brooches that can be used separately as a fashion accessory.

Thailand inspired Couture Embroidery Panel

This panel is my tribute to Thailand.

I spent two challenging but amazing years in Bangkok (who can deny that the 2020/2021 period was not challenging?). When it came time to make the complex decision to say goodbye, I thought it would be nice to take a small piece of Thailand with me. So, I decided to apply some of my embroidery skills to create a unique piece that serves as a reminder of those good days.

© 2024 Ksenia Semirova. Hand Embroidery Artist