Lady Slipper Pink
With the focus on Couture
In the beginning, I've planned to focus on mostly needlework and experiments with threads and yarns. But I figured out that such narrowing might significantly affect both the field for experiments and the final outcome. Getting a complex texture was one of the key elements of my personal brief. So, I mixed various embroidery approaches, including tambour stitching (Luneville embroidery), needlework and a bit of goldwork.
In the end, I've got both an intricate orchid sculpture on a sophisticated pond surface which might be considered as an assemblage of couture techniques.
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), goldwork and needlework techniques.
The orchid is a mix of cotton, silk and synthetic threads in more that ten tints and thickness.
For the flat segments, there were used flat (3 and 4mm) sequins, beads of various shapes and materials (glass, natural stone, plastic), velvet fabric, French wire, lace and mesh, silk ribbons. Additionally, the slipped was hand dyed with textile paints.
Tropical Garden Series
The project aims to represent objects from various design areas. Currently, there are interior and fashion design products.