Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Kid Leather Goldwork

The shiny circle is my very first attempt at "real" goldwork. It's on the "sampler" for the course, which is basically a doodle cloth. The circle has three layers of felt underneath, graded to have a smooth buildup of padding. The real goldwork flower was started - how they expected us to go from simple circle to these shapes I don't know, but they did. So it has, in this picture, its layers of felt built up. I finished sewing on the leather with a size 12 between last night. Argh, that needle's eye is small and is hard to catch the leather on. Anyway, it's at least progressing and I'm learning a completely new technique.

1 comment:

Needlearts Kelly said...

I can't wait to see how you progress on this. It is really interesting!