Venus:Midnight Bloom 2

3 Aug 2009
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Select digitaly altered handmade ATC  print onto 8"x10" silk sheet, layered with organzas and tulles then free motioned stitched.   Flower centers are made with peltex and panne then needlelaced with cotton pearl.  Silver metallic cord is needlelaced onto the bacground, leaves, stems and vines are cotton pearl zigged zagged stitched down.  Silk ribbon embroidered flower petals and silver 3mm metal beads and swarovski crystals montees finish this piece.

This is a link to a close up picture of my collage

Here is a basic instructions on needlelace, this is a buttonhole stitch

I am doing a little bit of research on this technique, this stitch can also be called netting and needleweaving

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on 3 Aug 2009 12:48 PM

I LOVE this piece Debbie, it's devine! Fantastic work!

Normajean Brevik

Narimasu wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 5:07 PM

Debbie, it's lovely! What a lot of work you put into it.


pandabolt wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 2:59 PM

What a magnificent piece of art.  That needlelace is wonderful.  I would be very interested in more details about this is it done?  I am assuming that you do some kind of foundation on the background, then do the lacing, making it free standing from the background.  Am I anywhere near to the basic concept?


I NEED more information, she says, stamping her foot!!!  :)



needlewings wrote
on 4 Aug 2009 5:50 PM

Awesome!  You do such great work!  Wanda Stivison

on 4 Aug 2009 7:24 PM

Oh my goodness, this is amazing.

edyth wrote
on 20 Aug 2009 12:08 AM

A well deserved STANDING OVATION ! ! !    So Intriquing.

reginabdunn wrote
on 21 Aug 2009 5:54 PM

Not only is it beautiful, it is also intriguing. So much to look at. So many interesting layers. Great job! I'm working on a floral piece now and am sure I will be influenced by this piece.

Mickie7 wrote
on 14 Sep 2009 12:06 PM

Oh My Gosh!!!!! Just grrreeaaat!!!!!!!!!!!  I love all the techniques you have used.  I am loveing the needlelace.  I will be trying that.  Isn't it wonderful how we can all help each other learn a little something new.  But it seems I have too much thread and not enough time.


rosenana wrote
on 15 Aug 2011 1:55 PM

Definitely one of my favorites.