Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Chenille Embroidery

The last several months have been very busy. I am on a schedule that has been wonderfully consistent lately. Today I am starting a new design - a chair back pattern that I'm really excited about. Organic in nature, the image will be used on insides or outsides of chair backs and I'm thinking about using it on two chairs from the Kerry Joyce collection to show the design off in my showroom.

Here are a few pictures of my showroom sample board. It shows patterns utilizing different styles of embroidery. You will see computerized satin stitch and pattern stitches, hand guided embroidery in the form of cording and chain stitch, applique' and two examples of trapunto; one on a beautiful Rogers and Goffigon silk/linen blend and one on mohair - both designs based on Moroccan detailing.
The close up is my sample from a job I just completed for designer Suzanne Rheinstein. The striped ground is oneof her fabrics at Lee Jofa and the embroidery is created by using a custom hand dyed chenille with the hand-guided cording machine then bordering it with a chain stitch outline in coral colored cotton. I love it - it is such a charmingly unexpected color combination,

1 comment:

  1. Michael...it's been a while since we connected and I recently joined the blog world. It's wonderful being able to see what other artists do and how they work. It's like updating penpaling with photos! Ha!
    I'm glad that I finally get to see your work! I love the light color and textures in your palette. They do seem unexpected but work so well together! Beautiful work!
    Who would imagine a Kaneite would be doing such exquisite work!!

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