WORK IN PROGRESS

Below is the Work in Progess pictures of the Goldwork Ram worked in Counted Thread and Goldwork.

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1: Tack the Design onto the Fabric

4: Pearl Purl Outlines

5: Padding the Horn

Close up of the face

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GOLDWORK RAM

WORK IN PROGRESS

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

  2. The face of the ram is worked in a blackwork pattern using 5 different shades of gold Kreinik #4 Metallic Braids to create shading.

  3. The blackwork pattern is continued down the neck.

2: Face worked in a Blackwork Pattern

3: Neck worked in a Blackwork Pattern

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

  2. The horn is padded with waxed crochet cotton.

  3. Over the crochet cotton padding different textures of gold purl chips (beads) are sewn over top.

  4. The horn is completed, additional stitches added to the neck and a spangle is added to the eye.

6: Working the Horn

7: Finished Embroidery

Close up of the Horn

Close up of the Mouth

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

45 hours

BACKGROUND FABRIC USED

25 Count Black Lugana

THREADS USED

Pearl Purl, Kreinik #4 Metallic Braids, Smooth Purl, Rough Purl, Bright Check Purl, Wire Check Purl, Spangle.

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