Friday, February 28, 2014

Pearsall's Silk Floss - Experiment # 1 - Dollhouse Miniature Pillow

For the try of my newly arrived Pearsall's silk floss I chose to make a miniature pillow with Pansies.

I can't put it together yet since, as you can see, there is still a lot of room left for the experiments, :)))

As I said in my previous post, I didn't purchase a big variety of colors, and only violet colors to try a new design of Pansies. For this dollhouse miniature pillow I used 3 types of threads: Pearsall's (for the petals), DMC cotton (leaves) and Gutermann silk for the background.

I started experimenting with 40 count silk gauze. Pearsall's silk floss seems to be thicker than DMC and still gives nice coverage on 40 count.

Because of this difference, it gives a nice 3D effect of the petals of Pansies that I haven't expected. I tried to take the pictures as close as possible for you to see the difference:

Definitely, when you touch the surface of the future pillow, you can feel it, :))

Now I will try Pearsall's silk on 49 count.

See you soon,


Susan Korman said...

Hi Natalia,

Oh, your pansies are so beautiful and the texture of the silk thread really makes them pop! Just gorgeous.


Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

Thank you, Susan!

Isabel Ruiz Alonso said...

Un precioso bordado.

Ilona said...

Oh my, Natali, this is gorgeous! Those pansies really have a 3D-effect, I would love to touch it..... very carefully, of course ;)!
Fantastic work as usual!
Hugs, Ilona

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

Thank you, Isabel!

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

Ilona, thank you very much! I can't wait to see when you start stitching! Mini hugs, Natalia

12Create said...

That is beautiful Natalia. I hadn't thought about different silks/cottons providing a 3-D effect. More scope for experimenting.

Lili56 said...

C'est très joli Natalia, pour moi qui ne sais pas broder, je suis en admiration
Amitiés, Lili

ANDA said...

This is amazing work! I look forward to the finished pillow!

BiWuBär said...

That's what a call a nice surprise - the different varieties of threads really gave a lovely 3D-effect on your pansies. And guess what - I had to think to myself "Turbo-needle has done it again"... ;O)


Wyrna Christensen said...

Your pansies are beautiful and so harmonious color scheme..

Lisa T said...

Really, really pretty Natalia! I agree with the others that it has a 3-D effect to it. I am looking forward to seeing the finished pillow. I just love your work :)

maribel said...

Es un bordado fantástico. Muy, muy bonito.


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