Sunday, May 24, 2009

Wax Resist

This is a small piece using the original images from the Mayan Glyphs with wax resist. I like the colours and worked bullion knots just because I fancied doing some for the great texture.


I had forgotten how to work these, one of my favourite stitches. I knew there was an easier more successful technique and eventually remembered that I had learned it from Tracy Franklin’s book ‘Contemporary Whitework’; a book which I don’t own but have borrowed from the local library. I had to order it and this time plan to copy the instructions as I am sure to forget by the time I want to work them again.

Most of the machine embroidery was done after the hand stitching.
I used perle thread and some hand dyed cotton thread and quite a large needle with a big eye (don’t know the technical name,probably crewel).

6 comments:

  1. hi1 Love the colors and composition.
    Never tried this stitch..but now have to..lol
    Thanks for sharing!
    Andrea.

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  2. Fibrefrolics11:45 PM

    Love your work! Great colour combinations ant stitched texture.

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  3. Very lovely combination of colours you are using here and very interesting stitches

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  4. These are gorgeous. Did you do the batiking yourself or did you buy the fabric with a batik pattern? (Or did you already explain it and I didn't read carefully....which I often do.) jan

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  5. You have inspired me to pull out the needle and floss.

    For the wax resist, did you use a tool like you use for batik?

    jan

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