Lady Slipper Gold
CompositionHand embroidery, mixed techniques
One of 2023 trends
Gold is one of the trendy colors for 2023, or, better to say, it is an ongoing trend. This is the key reason for making a panel in monochrome gold.
For this panel, I carried on to experiment with the form of flower and made an alternative shape for the slipper part. Also, I significantly altered the length of side petals.
Above all, I continued my creative experiments with both cord sitting technique and materials mixing.
Mixing flat and voluminous
The whole composition consists of various hand-embroidered elements: the large stumpwork orchid in the center is flanked by a range of segments made of tambour (Luneville) and needlework techniques.
Interpreting Heritage Creatively
In the composition, two ancient pearl embroidery techniques – cord sitting and covering – were interpreted through playing with cord color (hand-dyed with acrylic paint) and beads.
Additionally, the composition includes the experiment with golden foil and lace. The purpose of the experiment is getting textured textile surface covered by foil.
The orchid is a mix of four different metal threads with natural silk yarn accents.
For the flat segments, there were used flat (4mm), square (4mm) and cup (6mm) sequins, raffia, brocade fabric, metallic braided cord, lace and mesh.
Tropical Garden Series
The project aims to represent objects from various design areas. Currently, there are interior and fashion design products.