Below is a detail shot of the Red Square Pillow - showing how I utilized the texture of the silk in creating a textural element that contrasts with the satin and bean stitches made by my computerized embroidery machine.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Kidney Pillows with Satin Stitch and Bean Stitch Outlines
Kidney pillows are a great opportunity to express oneself. Mine are usually about 10-12" high x 20-22" long. They are fun to make - it is something about the intimacy of the size I guess. Many times they are more complicated than one would think. Above is a close up of a pillow; one of a pair on Rogers & Goffigon Wool Sateen - the other was sold to Madeline Stuart and used in a project in Malibu (Veranda July/August 2008) followed by another version of the same design but this time in a J. Robert Scott silk textile. The different effects one can achieve by using different materials is endless.