I am working on my Diploma with Sian Martin's Distant Stitch course.
This is a distance-learning course in design, textile arts, creative embroidery and mixed media based in the UK.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
The final neckpiece
So at last here it is. I think I can call it off if Sian agrees.I made some additions/changes from Stage Five.Right side: I added more beads on the ridges of the wavy element because I wanted them to come out more; I also added a second copper fan to the brass one and created a beaded core between the two with the aim of improving focus in that area.And I decided to turn the point of the embroidered element upward so as to obtain a stronger spiralling effect around the neck.Left side: I thought that the pointed end was a bit dangerous for the skin/clothes and unnecessary, so I turned it on itself creating a new loop. I like it better now.On the neck: I wrapped a shining multishade embroidery thread since that area looked to me still a bit dull. I think that this thread added to the woollen one makes the neckpiece slide better and be more confortable to wear.Back part : Finally I turned the neckpiece over and sewed a self-dyed soft velvet on the back of the embroidered part since some metallic threads were scratchy on the skin. The velvet also pads this part and helps keeping it as a whole. I stitched folds and ripples on the velvet to encourage the upward movement toward the neck.Front viewRight view
And this is the neckpiece seen from the back with the addition of velvet on the left.
The neckpiece keeps its shape but is not rigid and can be wrapped around the neck a bit more or a bit less since the copper of its structure maintains its flexibility. It weighs 190 grams. I wouldn't say I could wear it in the supermarket but on a special evening one never knows ...