Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Oak leaves and acorns: Goldwork

This is a photo of the finished project. I find it very hard to take a photo that would really show the sparkling properly.
Janice Routley, the designer for this project, gave us the option to fill in the little caps in different ways. I chose to bead the purls using various lengths, placing them in random directions, made some loops and overlap others, to give the little caps some dimensions. Link for the Embroiderers' Association of Canada is
I have ordered a Sudberry box and will use that to finish this project. Link for the site where they sell different boxes is
Pierrette =^..^=


Jeanne said...

This is beautiful! Congratulations!

Julie said...


Elisabeth Braun said...

Nice job! Well done. It would also look nice with coloured acorns, don't you think?

LovetoStitch99 said...


I agree with you. This design would look great done with other techniques and threads. Stumpwork, needlepainting, brazilian embroidery, etc. would all look great.

I just love that little design, the fact that I have always loved oaks may also have a little something to do with it too :-)

Pierrette =^..^=

Terry said...

It has turned out lovely but then everything you do does, ROFL.

Looking forward to seeing what you will choose to do next after your Indian Vases.

I still have to finish off my Goldwork piece that is Silver but for some reasont they still call it Goldwork.

LovetoStitch99 said...


This morning I woke up and decided that I wanted to do a little Brazilian embroidery.

Since I have never done all that much BE, I decided to go with an "Adapted Beginning Pillow" - JDR201K.

The pillow is divided in 9 squares and has a different flower arrangement in each square.

I can work on one square and then alternate this project with some other already started projects.

Also, I could use another pillow :-)

Pierrette =^..^=

celeste said...

This is so beautiful! Except for acorn caps, is it mostly couching?

LovetoStitch99 said...

Hi Celeste,

Yes it is all couching except for the little acorn caps, which is filled with three different kinds of purls, cut in different lengths and sewn like beads.

Pierrette =^..^=

Elisabeth Braun said...

I've got 2 Brazilian kits and I hope to have a go at the simpler one too, so keep an eye out for it!=)

Wawanna said...

An absolute classic. You have done a glorious job of stitching this. Gold work to me is hard to execute well and you certainly have done so. Bask in your well deserved glory.