Wednesday, 28 December 2016

A Special Big Project

I have spent the last few months making preparations to do a special big sewing project.
 This time it is for us
The Golden Tapestry,  collection was inspired by the tapestries, paintings, ornate furniture and engravings in the Palace of Versailles in Paris, France
I bought the design back in summer and have been collecting together everything I need for it.
Silk Dupion for the fabric, gold metallic thread, stabilisers, batting and interfacing. 
For the main part I have chosen Black silk dupion, stitched with gold metallic thread, the border I am doing in gold silk dupion with black stitching.
I have done the first six panels of the background

There are 32 panels for the background alone, then another 28 for the border, it will be 50 x 40 inches when finished   
Once all the panels are done they are joined together like a jigsaw.
It is all being done on my embroider machine.
I have been really looking forward to getting this started.



  1. Oh Dawn, I have been wondering if you had made a start on this since you told me about the silk arriving. It looks amazing!

  2. Its looks amazing now, can't wait to see all the panels together. Stunningly beautiful. You never fail to impress.

  3. Wow that is one beautiful project. It will look stunning. Have never seen anything like this for an embroidery machine before. Look forward to updates and the finished item. Now that is an heirloom for the future. Just beauutiful xx

  4. This is lovely Dawn, so pretty. I'll be watching with interest as it progresses. Fabulous.