Silke (DE)

Silke (DE)

Graduate Master Needle Artisan (correspondence course)
International School for Textile Arts

Silke learned embroidery from scratch in the Master Needle Artisan correspondence course for 4 years. As a textile designer, she was of course a bit “biased”, but she always assured us that she learned an incredible amount during the training.

We agree, it’s great to see her beautiful work. Even the simplest sampler becomes a small work of art.

Have fun watching!

Exercises for the first project: Canvaswork

and here I am: Mister Fish

Exercises for the second project: counted thread work

Pulled and Drawn Thread work, Blackwork – beautiful sample pieces that inspire with their variety.

In the 2nd lesson there was a lot to tease, 3 small preliminary projects had to be worked on: Assisi, Colbert embroidery and a composition of these techniques in combination with cross stitch. There are also exercises in blackwork.

and fish again ... this time in a double pack and filigree

let's go to the third lesson: surface embroidery

So many stitches, so many threads, so many options – which is the best, where to start – the decision is almost impossible!

First the linear stitches...
...then the single stitches...
...last but not least...
...combine to a sampler of the extra class!

Here we are again - this time we're swimming around single again!

Only now will it be known...

Whitework is tradition pure – but does that mean it has to be boring? Certainly not!

Richelieu, raised work, satin stitch embroidery, trapunto, boutis - almost unlimited possibilities.
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ISTA SGM Whitework Project Front
It's also delicious!
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... then golden ...

... and now up!

Stumpwork and ribbon embroidery are as fun as they were hundreds of years ago. Only the motives are a bit different. As usual, there are a few exercises on both topics.

And here the sampler as a whole - A flower meadow
ISTA SGM SR 3D Motif SilkRibbon Stumpwork

Stumpwork in the project: Flower Fairy
Forget-me-not for a bridal bag

ISTA SGM Stumpwork Flower Fairy

And finally the really big challenge: shading

Let's start with canvas shading, sometimes called tapestry or gobelin embroidery
a small work in shaded blackwork
and a few exercises in the supreme discipline: soft and tapestry shading
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and my little thesis "Bananas"
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