Work done for City and Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Embroidery with Distant Stitch.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Certificate Module 4, Chapter 5: Drawn Thread Work–first steps

 

I started by colouring some evenweave fabric.  Up to now I hadn’t yet chosen a colour scheme and so I decided that I would use the pale yellowish brown of the brown wrapping paper and the blue/black of Quink ink.

 

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4.5.1  My first coloured fabrics…

 

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4.5.2  … and now some more.

 

First Exercise

The first exercise we were asked to do was to withdraw threads in different quantities to make different patterns.

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At first, I tried using evenweave linen but I found it too fine to see properly what I was doing and very hard not to make mistakes.  It was also difficult to remove the threads without the whole fabric distorting.  I therefore tried some loosely woven scrim and this made it much easier.

 

At this point, I did stall completely and no amount of will-power could enable me to continue with the work and so I decided to have a complete break for a month (or more!) and return to my coursework, hopefully refreshed.  This has happened and, as I’ve been looking at other students’ work, I have been inspired to continue.  My first task, which I have now completed, was to draw together all the bits and pieces of work I’d been doing and post it on my blog.  Now I am ready to continue with the rest of chapter 5.

3 comments:

  1. Lovely to see you back Catherine and starting on ch 5. Lovely papers and drawn thread work which will look great when combined later on.XX

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  2. I love your colour scheme Catherine and look forward to seeing your fabric samples.

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  3. I had to laugh at your comments Catherine. I know exactly what you are saying because I remember drawn thread work well. If you persevere I assure you it will be very rewarding.

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