Inky Experiments

Inky Experiments 3: Shading the Underdrawing

This post is part of a series of practical experiments regarding marking under drawings for embroidery. An introduction to this project can be found here. Practical Experiment: Shaded Underdrawing After completing these experiments I had further questions:  How easy is it to use this ink over prick and pounce markings? How does solid Gum Arabic compare… Continue reading Inky Experiments 3: Shading the Underdrawing

Inky Experiments

Inky Experiment 2: Prick and Pounce

This post is part of a series of practical experiments regarding marking under drawings for embroidery. An introduction to this project can be found here. Practical Experiment: Pattern Transfer In my first experiment I produced a ink I think could have potentially been used by artists preparing fabrics for embroiderers. In that experiment I free… Continue reading Inky Experiment 2: Prick and Pounce

Inky Experiments

Inky Experiment 1: Ink Recipes

This post is part of a series of practical experiments regarding marking under drawings for embroidery. An introduction to this project can be found here. Practical Experiment: Ink Recipes To test these different ideas and search for the most ideal ink for embroideries I decided I would perform several experiments with both vine charcoal and… Continue reading Inky Experiment 1: Ink Recipes

12 Little Needle Cases

August: St. Catherine in her Golden Splendor

There have been four posts thus far about this tiny needle case. In the first, I discussed my plans for the needle case including drafting the pattern and selection of materials. In the second I marveled at how long a split stitch face takes to stitch. In the third, I discussed in detail the way… Continue reading August: St. Catherine in her Golden Splendor

12 Little Needle Cases

June: Free Embroidery Progress and Change of Plans

As you may recall, my June Embroidery is a free embroidery project. I chose to go the path of opus anglecanum and combine both split stitch and goldwork to create a little needle case of St. Catherine. However, both of these types of stitching are incredibly time consuming, and I have decided to split this… Continue reading June: Free Embroidery Progress and Change of Plans

12 Little Needle Cases

June: Free Embroidery or My Opus Anglicanum

Free embroidery is often thought of as that type of embroidery that doesn't fit into any of the other categories. The one that comes to my mind first and foremost is Opus Anglicanum (Latin for English Work). This type of embroidery was made in England in the 12th to mid 14th centuries. It is a… Continue reading June: Free Embroidery or My Opus Anglicanum