Sunday, 19 May 2013

GOLDWORK project - the dragonfly comes to life

 I have cut wing pieces out of some cloth type paper - an ivory colour with a glittery sheen to it.  The books that I have all agree that paper was often used.  After cutting the wings to size I stitched them into position.
 The body  and the head have been padded with strands of soft cotton thread.  Couched  imitation jap gives the detail on the wing.

Both wings nearly completed.  These pictures were taken outside in full afternoon sun this seems to have given the wings a rather lovely glow.


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