Posts Tagged ‘purl’

Rather than cutting a shape from already reticulated brass, I cut this half leaf shape first and then reticulated it.

Leaf pendant 1

As with the beaded leaf I used detached buttonhole stitch to create the embroidered side of the leaf and long bullions to hold the metal in place.

Leaf pendant 2

Following a suggestion from a friend, I replaced the gold bullions over the green side with lengths of gold purl.

Leaf pendant 3

They were a lot easier than doing bullions in metallic thread but I feel they’re a little skimpy looking. Then IĀ gathered and laced it over a double thickness of pelmet vilene cut into a leaf shape.

Leaf pendant 4

I wanted to leave a bit of the background fabric (silk dupion) as a buffer between the leaf and the edge of the pendant.

Leaf pendant 5

No spare silk dupion in this colour for the back, so I covered a slightly smaller leaf shape in pelmet vilene with a scrap of hand dyed habotai silk.

Leaf pendant 6

This just needs a bale to finish.

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