Sunday, December 04, 2005

Fighting Knights


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This is a piece that combines two techniques that were new to me; stumpwork with metal thread work. It is based on diagrams taken from a book on heraldry. I used a variety of metallic fabrics, 'goldwork' threads, metallic seedbeads and snippets of sari silk. The two figures were worked on backing fabric, cut out and applied to natural linen as 'slips'. I still haven't decided what to do with it next.

5 comments:

LDahl said...

Wow, I've never seen anything like this! Cool!

Anne-arky said...

whoa! That is awesome! I love the different colors and textures. Way to go :)

Allison said...

These are fabulous!
Are you a fineart toymaker at heart? So much of your work is so playful....but it is backed up by such accomplishment!

kay susan said...

Thank you everyone. Allison, I never thought of myself like that before, but I like it, I LIKE IT!

Ribbonwiz said...

wow! Kay Susan.
You are very clever to do this.
They are awesome!