Saturday, 20 October 2012

Contemporary Whitework

Front cover of contemporary white work

I am developing a growing interest in embroidery and I want to spend this project learning new techniques and expanding on my existing skills. I have taken a strong interest in traditional techniques especially white work. I want to combine this into my contemporary designs, so I have been researching Tracey A Franklin and her work. Being a specialist embroiderer trained at the Royal School of needlework; I enjoying researching both her career and work, taking special interest in one of books 'creative whitework' written with Nicola Jarvis. which I have found really informative of the background of white work and very easy to read instructions of how to create each stitch.
Below are some example's of traditional embroidery from the book. The first is shadow work and the second Ayrshire needlework.


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