Innovation is the creation of the new or the re-arranging of the old in a new way.

- Michael Vance

Friday, July 8, 2011

Peacock - Thread Work

I tried to embroider a peacock on a card through Thread work.
Things needed :
Old invitation card
needle size 10 or 11
embroidery  silk thread
syringe or pins to make holes on card
measuring scale
compass to draw circles

I have taken an invitation card and used the wrong side to do this embroidery.
First measured the length and breadth of the card using a scale.
Margins are drawn using a scale and pencil.

Then fixed the center point of the card.
Then made free hand sketching of peacock.

I pricked holes over the card by keeping it on a thermacol sheet using a syringe.
The holes has to be carefully made at regular intervals along the drawing line.
I have used machine embroidery silk thread and size 10 needle.
Done the stitching with single thread only.
The tension to be uniform to get desired result. 

After finishing the embroidery on card pasted it over another invitation card.

Collage With Paperbits

This collage is done on an invitation card.
I used color paper bits from magazines.