‘Silver Princess’ Eucalyptus caesia Thread painting on silk
This has been one of my most popular designs – originally created as tiny 6cm x 9cm quilted art for mounting on gift cards.
After making hundreds of these cards, this design has now been ‘retired’, but occasionally I will make a larger version for framing.
This particular one is about the size of a sheet of standard printer paper, worked on fine silk fabric that I printed with my digitally enhanced photo.
A mix of free motion outline stitching, and dense thread painting are used to enhance the picture. This mix of light and heavy stitching can cause problems with puckering, so I used a very firm stabiliser underneath and – voila! – no puckering!
I know puckeing is an issue that plagues many people so I will reiterate how very important it is to choose the right stabilser!
This particular piece is a commissioned work, to be framed and used as a wedding gift for the parents of the bride, who are Korean, so I and the person commissioning me consider a work featuring Australian native flora very appropriate.
The completed piece looks very handsome after framing! (apologies for the reflections and cellophane wrapper – I didn’t want to remove the protective wrap!)
I am a great advocate for framing stitched art, though I know there are many people who disagree!
That is a topic for another day…
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