Pomegranate, crown and fleur-de-lis

Goldwork embroidery sampler

This is my Royal School of Needlework Future Tutors module Goldwork sampler. Parts of the design are left unstitched, to show the support padding and construction underneath.

Goldwork embroidery techniques include bricked couching of Japanese thread, or nue, silk shading, chips, basketweave, cutwork and a hand made cord. Art of stitch indeed!