Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Gold Rush

I'm sorry that I haven't had time to check in with you this past week. I have been busy working on my goldwork project in San Francisco and haven't had a moment to spare for anything but stitching. I did manage to keep a photo diary of my progress each day.
Here I am working on my slate frame and trestle stands.
This photo shows the felt areas in preparation of metal threads. The yellow areas are for gold threads and the white areas are for silver threads.
Silver Japan thread outlines the head while Gold Japan threads form the pants.
A closeup view of the right hand. Notice the shades of purple shading.

Kid leather forms the bow and work begins on the left hand. Note the string padding along the crease of the hand. The head is outlined with silver pearl purl and the facial features take shape.


  1. OMG, incredible design and execution! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Beautiful! Thanks for taking daily pictures!

  3. Gold work has never been my most favorite medium, but I could totally get behind some gold work nursery rhymes on silk gingham! Beautiful work!

  4. OMG Wendy - Beautiful Work. Very intrigued with the details and the choices that you have made especially the shading.