Some lovely EMBROIDERY to share today. Susan is both a customer and prolific stitcher. This is a silk scarf she hand painted then embroidered using my threads. Two of the maple leaves are edged with my threads as are the veins. Susan chose this pattern of the maple leaves as it is a gift for her daughter who lives in Australia to remind her of her home here in Canada.
The scarf (head or neck scarf) is 27” square. It is a fine silk habotai, lighter than 8mm with hand-rolled hems. She used Jacquard Textile paint in three colours – yellow, red, turquoise. She then added a bit of Jacquard Lumiere paint in white opal to give it a bit of a metallic shimmer.
She tells me she used the Shibori Itajime technique and love how it turned out. So much so that she is tempted to keep it. She has resisted. Her daughter received this for her birthday in March!
Itajime shibori is a shaped-resist technique. Traditionally, the cloth is sandwiched between two pieces of wood, which are held in place with string. More modern textile artists can be found using shapes cut from acrylic or plexiglass and holding the shapes with C-clamps. The shapes prevent the dye from penetrating the fabric they cover.
Thanks so much for sharing this lovely project Susan.