Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Espresso Coffeepot Executed in Redwork

Yesterday I drew an espresso coffeepot, today I have turned it into an embroidery. I wanted to try Redwork. You can find out more about Redwork, the history and method here I traced my line drawing, of the coffeepot, onto my fabric, I don't have a light box so used my window to do this. I traced the image using a red propelling pencil, this gave ma a fine line, the same colour as my thread. The stitch I used was backstitch, couldn't be easier. The basic principal of Redwork is you only use a single colour in your design, it doesn't have to be red it could be black, then it would be called black Redwork. I really like the clean graphic effect this form of embroidery gives me.

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