WORK IN PROGRESS

Below is the Work in Progess pictures of the Goldwork Lion worked in counted thread and Goldwork.

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1: Tack the Design onto the Fabric

4: Additional Pearl Purl Outlines

5: Working the Mane

Close up of the Mane

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GOLDWORK LION

WORK IN PROGRESS

  1. The design is tacked onto 25 count black Lugana ground fabric.

  2. The face of the lion is outlined in Pearl Purl.

  3. A blackwork pattern is worked on the face using 5 different shades of gold Kreinik #4 Metallic Braids to create shading.

2: Pearl Purl Outline

3: Face worked in a Blackwork Pattern

  1. Additional pearl purl outlines are added to the face and ear to create definition.

  2. The bottom part of the mane is worked in purl threads and a variety of couching threads in gold, copper and pewter.

  3. The top part of the mane is worked in gold and copper purl threads.

  4. The mane is completed and a spangled is added to the eye.

6: More of the Mane

7: Finished Embroidery

Close up of the Face

Close up of the Mane

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 3 ¾ inches (9 ¼ cm)     Width: 3 ¾ inches (9 ¼ cm) 

PREPARATION TIME

Tracing the design, prick and pounce method of transfer, and placing the fabric into the stretcher bar frame: 1 hour

EMBROIDERY TIME

40 hours

BACKGROUND FABRIC USED

25 Count Black Lugana

THREADS USED

Pearl Purl, Kreinik #4 Metallic Braids, Rococco, Passing thread, Check thread, Japan threads, Gold Cord, Spangle.

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