The following techniques are available in the Ever After portfolio:
The Gallery showcases more of these beautiful techniques all designed and completed by Liane.
|Canvas work: which is sometimes referred to as tapestry work, can be worked with a variety of even weave canvases with a variety of wools and threads. The stitches come in a variety of forms either straight stitches, cross stitches, diagonal stitches, etc.|
|Specialities include: Shading, Stitches and Painting.|
|Silk work: long and short, silk shading, natural shading or painting with the needle, this technique can be worked with either silk threads or stranded cotton threads, within a flower, animal or more contemporary design.|
- Natural Shading (this shading is worked in a manner best suited to the subject matter)
- Tapestry Shading (the shading is worked vertically)
- Traditional long and short shading as in working a flower.
|Surface embroidery: is any form of embroidery in which the pattern is worked using decorative stitches and laid threads on top of the foundation fabric or canvas rather than through the fabric; it is contrasted with canvas work.|
|Jacobean embroidery: refers to embroidery styles that flourished in the reign of King James I of England in the first quarter of the 17th Century.
The term is usually used today to describe a form of crewel embroidery used for furnishing characterised by fanciful plant and animal shapes worked in a variety of stitches with two-ply wool yarn on linen.
This technique incorporates soft dull coloured two ply crewel wool, worked upon a linen twill fabric using various shades within a colour normally greens, blues, browns and reds worked within a design based on nature.
|Black work: is basically repeated patterns of straight stitches worked over an even weave fabric by counting each thread or hole. Black work can be shaded by using different thickness of thread or by breaking the repeat pattern. Different colours can be worked too such as red.|
|Whitework embroidery refers to any embroidery technique in which the stitching is the same color as the foundation fabric (traditionally white linen).
Whitework embroidery is one of the techniques employed in heirloom sewing for blouses, christening gowns, baby bonnets, and other small articles.
- Pulled & Drawn Thread work
- Broderie Anglaise
- Hardanger embroidery
- Shadow Work
- Fine White Work
|Gold Work: Enboidery using gold work is one of the oldest English techniques with records dating back to the tenth century. It was used in ecclesiastical pieces and ion may ornaments.
Examples can be flat or 3D and typically use the following techniques: couching, padding and appliqué, and can also be mixed with surface embroidery stitches like stemstitch or backstitch.
|Both Sides Alike: reversible embroidery worked on one piece of fabric. This unusual technique was traditionally used to adorn flags, so that the fabric was light enough to blow in the wind.|
|Applique(or appliqué) is a technique in which pieces of fabric are sewn onto a foundation piece of fabric to create designs. It is particularly suitable for work which is to be seen from a distance, for example, banner-making.|
|Soft Furnishings: Practical and decorative ideas for the home stitched with a variety of fabrics.|
|According to the rules of the Church or from ecclesiastical usage, Vestments are to be worn by the clergy in performing the ceremonies of the services of the Church.
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