It's been a while since I posted an update on this work (you can read the previous post here). Progress has been intermittent. Truthfully, I find the gold work both tiring and a little boring after a while. It doesn't help that the area to be covered is so large! I have completed 2 sides of the gold work border. Each side is 10 cm wide and it is a large piece, so covering it all in gold work is quite a task.
The photo above gives you an overview thus far. Below I are a series of photographs showing the work from different angles to give you an idea of how the light affects the appearance of the gold work.
The angle at which the work is viewed changes the direction of the light and brings out different patterns within the work.
This shot shows off the different colours of gold within the piece.
My gold work technique is ever improving, particularly with regard to placement of the couching stitches.
So, that's where I'm at. What do you think?
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I am a hand embroidery artist living and working in the rugged and wild Central HIghlands of Tasmania.