Sunflower Clutch

sunflower clutch 1 sunflower clutch 2 sunflower clutch 3

finally.  a completed project.
all the recent embroideries that i had been working on these recent weeks had been destined to be rounded clutch bags.  first up: sunflower + berries.

the last time i showed this embroidery in progress, i was debating about how to stitch the flower petals.  in the end, i decided to go with a combination of smooth, satin stitch surfaces and distinct, sketch-like lines to express the subtle difference in the way the petals catch the light depending on the direction they are facing.  it’s a little different than my usual style, but i rather like the effect.

along the flap edge, i attached glittery gold cord to express warm, afternoon sunshine lighting up the flowers, and for the inside of the clutch, chose a vivid, youthful green for a fun contrast.

this one was supposed to be for autumn… but i’m calling it good for simply getting it done.

最近手掛けていた刺繍は全て角丸のクラッチバッグ仕立てを予定していました。こちらはその一つ。ひまわりとベリーのモチーフです。

以前お見せしたこの花びら。刺し方を散々迷った挙句、サテンステッチでスムーズな「面」を刺したものと、少し荒めの「線」でスケッチ風に刺したものを組み合わせることにし、花びらの方向による光の受け方の違いを表現してみました。いつもの自分のスタイルとはちょっと違うけれど、なかなか気に入っています。

かぶせの縁にはゴールドのコードを付けて、午後のキラキラしたあたたかい光を浴びているような輝きもプラス。内側は鮮やかなグリーンで楽しげなコントラストを心がけました。

本来秋用に仕上がるはずだったけれど...完成したことで良しとします!

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4 thoughts on “Sunflower Clutch

  1. The combination of both embroideries on the petals gives it, I think, a unique, quite lovely look.

  2. Erica C on said:

    I love it! Your work is outstanding!

  3. It is beautiful and what a clever idea to use different types of stitch on the sunflower.

  4. Doesn’t it feel good to finish a project! It turned out beautifully. I like the different stitches they give it a lot of character.

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