This Ely Knot design combines silk shading in tones of green with goldwork embroidery techniques on a background of ivory silk dupion.
With all of the fabrics, threads, needles and other materials required included in this kit, you too will be able to create this beautiful hand embroidery design. The clear step by step instructions with additional diagrams and photographs will guide you easily through your project.
The stitches used to create the design include: split stitch, long and short stitch, applying soft string and felt padding, applying gold kid leather and gold spangles as well as using gilt metal threads such as Pearl Purl, Bright Check, Smooth Purl and Japanese Thread. Goldwork techniques known as chipping and cutwork are also used in the design.
Each kit contains: calico fabric, ivory silk dupion, needles, stranded cottons, padding materials, gilt metal threads, kid leather and beeswax. This kit would be suitable for those who have had a go at goldwork before.
In addition you will need a 10 inch ring frame and embroidery scissors to complete this kit. Goldwork scissors and other goldwork embroidery tools such as a mellor and velvet board may also be useful but are not essential.