Gilt Twist goldwork threads, particularly in sizes No. 3 or No. 4 for outer edges and No. 1 1/2 or No. 2 for smaller areas, beautifully enhance goldwork appliques in embroidery. The choice of twist size depends on the design’s details and the width of the gold edge, ensuring a neat finish with one pass of stitching in pairs.
Those who love hand embroidery and goldwork, these are Imitation Japanese Gold threads available in sizes No. 13, No. 12, No. 9, and No. 8 which are also known as K1, K2, K3, and K4. The gold threads are used in pairs. The gold threads are often worked on a padded surface such as felt padding. They may also be used as a finishing edge around an embroidered applique. The gold foil has a lovely burnished color that looks fiery – gold in a finished project.
Applying goldwork appliques for church vestments. Center the design, temporarily pin, and hand-tack the applique, using Japanese gold threads for couching. Choose a suitable needle and threads for a polished finish, adding beauty to your ecclesiastical embroidery.
Using a combination of silver threads and pearls, the design sparked the imagination. The silver threads give the embroidery such a light and delicate look. Couching metallic threads is fairly simple, but some tips and techniques help add that final touch to the stitching.
The key to success with a goldwork project is the shimmer of light as it hits and plays off the metallic threads. Adding another color to the mix, in the right proportions is a nice addition that opens up a host of design options. Taking the chance and placing the order for these copper threads has turned on to be a delight.
Ecclesiastical Embroidery and Vestment Projects,
– Improving faraway visibility in church embroidery can be tricky. Delicate silver thread on Angel Wings looks nice up close but might fade from a distance. Adding a black outline helps, but it raises concerns about muting the shimmer and blending with the blue background. Deciding between keeping the black for definition or adding more silver threads is a right choice in Ecclesiastical Embroidery.
Late at night bits of an Advent Vestment Set come together. Sorting threads, choosing fabrics like Silk Dupioni, broadcloth, and cotton canvas, each piece plays a part. The altar frontal takes shape with careful attention, creating a beautiful and functional piece in Ecclesiastical Sewing.
IHS Goldwork Embroidery for the Rose Vestment Set Altar Frontal. Inspired by a detailed Fleur end in a design notebook, Silk Wrapped Purl was used for the cross. The technique involves a central line splitting into two at the Fleur ends. Adding a second gold thread using the “turn one, cut one method” from the A to Z Goldwork Book by Inspirations
Ecclesiastical Sewing and embroidery elevate pieces through simple details. Inspiration comes from various sources, such as photos, sketches, and notes. For instance, a plain green chasuble with goldwork embroidery gains visual appeal with a flowing gold scroll twist along the galloon trim. This detail softens the transition between the large floral motif and the clean galloon line, enhancing the overall design.
Tips and techniques that can make goldwork progress
– IHS Ecclesiastical Embroidery Design for a Rose Vestment Set. Using the couching technique, she starts with horizontal and vertical rows, opting for a turn-one, plunge-one method to manage thread ends. The needle is placed between gold threads, angled under the previous row, and pulled tight. The chosen couching style creates a brick pattern with alternating stitch placement…
At the start of the goldwork embroidery project, there were some issues. The gold threads got stuck and wouldn’t go through as planned. Despite trying different things, they just wouldn’t cooperate. The problem was found—it was the muslin backing causing entanglement between layers. So, the decision was made to start over. The silk dupioni was securely attached to the Alba Maxima Linen, allowing for corrections. This time, the plan is to stitch from the center outward, hoping for a smoother process.
Excitement as gold threads from England arrive for the IHS Altar Frontal project. Oakleaf design trims add elegance. Silk Dupioni in Olive green chosen as a canvas for the Rose Vestment Set. Introducing a mix of Soie Paris Embroidery floss and Or ‘Nue techniques. Join us in the exciting journey of making with dazzling, sparkling, and glittering designs!
Choosing gold threads for the Easter Set Pulpit Fall project. Considering Imitation Japan Thread and Tyre silk threads for couching. Excited to see the glitters in the finished goldwork!