Embroidered white paper for my wedding comission.....at the moment loosely tacked to the white silk with text.
So far the embellishment is minimal, a few random stitches and some cutwork hearts with lace inserts. Tacking is still visible as there is a lot more embroidery required. I did however damp stretch the piece last night prior to showing it today. It will be damp stretched again numerous times before it is finished. As far as I know damp stretching only ever enhances the cloth, that's my experience anyway.
I really must mention too how shocked I am at the reaction to yesterdays pieces...so many of you love them, that's amazing and thankyou.
The unmentionable is now mentionable...phew!! For the past two weeks I have been trying to put together a little publication of my work. I shifted between ideas, more text than images?? Lots of instruction and diagrams?? Very hastily printed but poor quality?? In the end I settled on lots of images, very good quality images that do the embroidery and fabric manipulation justice, few words yet words in the form of little prompts and ideas to get you going....It has been much more complicated than I ever imagined, has used way more ink than I thought it would but finally I think I am ready to go. The printer has been working overtime since monday and all that is left is for me to get it all together and stitch a few spines. In the morning I hope to have them finished, wish me luck...