Saturday, October 25, 2008

New Custom Pillows

A cording technique is used to create these two custom pillows made by using a Cornely embroidery machine from the turn of the last century. These machines are the precursors of the computerized embroidery machines of today and require the competent hand of a specialist to control the placement of embroidery on the fabric surface.

The Cornely combines a core yarn with a multiple thread bobbin. The bobbin thread covers the core creating the final cord. The bobbin uses as much as 10 threads allowing a wide range of color options.

The inspiration of the design came from a fabric design which included paisley and other motifs which became nicely abstracted when simplified. I ironed the pleated trim – a nice touch. The ground fabric is a subtle pattern which brings interesting depth to the design.

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