I made the appliqued fabric for this a number of years ago, probably in 2009, but it sat until I decided to use it to practice inserting zippers. This is the piece in which I learned not to stitch to close to the zipper teeth. It's useable, sort of; I keep a necklace I wear very seldom in it.
The embroidery consists of some brocaded ribbon scraps, other ribbon, assorted fabrics, and hand and machine embroidery, the latter with some purple and green variegated thread. I gather I have the quilters to thank for that stuff. Thank you quilters.
The bead embroidery really isn't that different in technique from my current work, excepting I'm doing ‘all-over’ speckling, rather than confining it to a particular region/fabric. Also, I'm finding the detached hand embroidery stitches seem to work better, as they read as individual components, like the beads.
I think the colours are pretty, and my heart was in the right place; but it's not at all surprising I abandoned the piece until I needed something to practice zippers on.
At one time, I actually had a ‘purple and green’ tag for this blog. That's how common that colour combo is.
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