Monday, January 24, 2011

Medieval Beasties

Recent machine embroidery test of a design I had digitized. The original was an image of a 13th century Italian tapestry that I manipulated in Photoshop, first isolating one figure, contrasting it to black and white, editing some foliate elements so that it can be mirror-imaged. Here was my first test on black velvet. I'm thrilled with it so far.

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful! -- can't read the banner -- I'm sure I could, though, if I were holding it where I could turn it about. Is this a new toy, your embroidery machine? -- With so much medieval art accessable by computer, and all the digital manipulation software out there (like Photoshop) you could really turn out some very nice designs -- just think of the embelishments you could do to the clothing you make. . . .

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  2. WOL - Thank you. I've actually had the embroidery module for some time and am still learning. There are some nice machine designs available but tend to be a bit "cute" for my taste. Ad you say, so many great medieval pieces of art lend themselves to this application.

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  3. wow, that is just gorgeous, I love it. It will be beautiful on some velvet purse!

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  4. mamabeaks - It'll likely be on lots of things...purses, pillows:)

    Ladyhawthorne - thank you!

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  5. Larry - thank you. Can't wait to apply it to other things.

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  6. Donna - there will be more where this came from!

    Lynn - thank you so much.

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  7. Jno - thank you so much.

    Aaron-Paul - Thanks. I'll likely embellish half my home furnishings with this:)

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