Friday, 30 November 2012

SILVER THREADS AMONG THE GOLD

This is the title I thought of the moment the new subject was announced.  I wanted to construct a design and not a "picture" as this is what I tend to do most of the time - maybe I am too literal and see things in pictures!  Anyway I drew this up and used lots of metallic thread once I started the thread work.  I hope you can see the silver threads among the  gold, they are not too clear in the photograph, but are there nevertheless.  It was a lovely theme and I thoroughly enjoyed the process.  The background is hand dyed cotton, gold silk in the design with lots of metallic threads.

9 comments:

  1. Oh Patricia, this is what came into my head as well and I didn't do it because I am too literal! You've interpreted it beautifully. It's a lovely design and the threads show up well. Good choice.

    Hilary

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  2. Wow, Patricia, I love what you have done and yes I can see the silver thread. Great interpretation.

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  3. Beautiful piece. I love the feel of it.

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  4. A well-balanced composition, and the detailed stitching adds lots of interest. I like the play between the silver, the gold, and the dark background.

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  5. Even without knowing the theme this piece stands well on it's own. I love the movement in the design.

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  6. A beautiful interpretation of the theme. The silver threads are perfectly visible. Great job working with the metallics!

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  7. This is such a beautiful composition and together with the lost and found qualities and shimmer of the stitching it really glows in every way.Fantastic!

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  8. i see a very feminine theme here with lots of movement. the silver and gold fits well with both. beautifully executed

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  9. The lines are so graceful and make good use of the gold and silver. Nice abstract interpretation.

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