So, my next project (as announced in the last post) was this pair of cranes. They’re couched metallic thread. You start at the outside with a pair of threads (not true gold in this case) attached to spools and couch them together in concentric rings until you get to the center.
I really sweated the tail feathers on the first crane – sharp turns are hard to get right. And fitting in some tiny circles inside the head was fiddly work.
The next step was legs! They’re single-thread couching for skinny crane legs.
Next week: The puddle and crane number 2. I finished it! And framed it!
Looking great! I’ve never tried goldwork and this definitely makes me want to take a closer look 🙂
I haven’t done much either, but it sure is pretty.
You did a great job with couching your crane. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful creative day!
Thank you!glad to hear from you, and hope your day is equally creative 🙂
Fiddly, but worth it, wouldn’t you say? You’ve done it very nicely – well done!
Yes, I’m really happy with it. However, I also like that they are very small cranes!
It’s looking really good, the technique qorks so well with this design
Yeah, the silhouette of the cranes really stands out.