Goldwork

Izšuvums zeltā. Darbs tapis Karaliskās Izšūšanas Skolas (Royal School of Needlwork) “Introduction to Goldwork” kursa laikā. Šī veida izšuvuma efekts visvairāk redzams izšūtā reljefa saspēlē ar gaismu – aplūko video manā Instagram kontā
Mazliet vairāk par šo izšūšanas tehniku vari palasīt šeit:
Goldwork is the art of embroidery using metal threads. Goldwork was originally developed in Asia, its use reached a remarkable level of skill in the Middle Ages. In Europe goldwork was used extensively in church vestments and hangings. Later it was also used in the clothing and furnishings of the royalty and nobility throughout Europe, and even now on military and other regalia. It is particularly celebrated for it’s ability to play with light and just like gold itself it’s been used as an indicator of wealth, power and status. Although it’s called “goldwork” the metal used to make the threads have never been entirely gold but rather gold-coated other metals.
“This technique requires discipline, understanding, patience and careful handling alongside creativity, attention to detail and the desire to mix tactile sculpting with striving to achieve the elusive beautiful light play across the surface that has been created. It is a combination of all these factors that has led to the longevity of our love affair with metal thread work, a love affair that continues today and thankfully shows no signs of abating. It seems that we are still enthralled by the splendour of gold both on a primitive instinctual level and from purely aesthetic perspective.” (RSN Book of Embroidery)
I was very happy and thankful for the opportunity to learn and create this goldwork piece as taking part in the RSN (Royal School of Needlework, UK) goldwork course. To see how beautifully light is playing with this type of embroidery – take a look at the video here:

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