Embroidering fields of gold

Maria Grazia fell in love
with this archival piece. It’s from the late 19th century. We can see that she used the motif and interpreted it to create
this dress, with ears of wheat. This is crochet embroidery. There are two shapes. This wheat here is done
with small straight stitches, and here we have small knots to create a messier effect
for the leaves. It really looks like fields. The wind has come and gone,
the wisps of straw and the leaves have flown away and cover the fields
with this golden aura. To be able to reproduce
this archival work, we had to find thread
that was as thin as in the past. We split our thread into three. We always find small tricks. Our craft is one of small tricks. Once the embroidery is done,
we move on to the ageing process. We use a brown-black ink
to get this antique look. This dress is composed
of large pleated panels. It looks like it’s straight, narrow,
slender, but when the model walks, you see the wind blowing
on a field of wheat.

9 thoughts on “Embroidering fields of gold

  1. Lindo!Fico pensando…é tão delicado, tão fino, a mulher tem que ser muitíssimo delicada, ter muito cuidado mesmo para não rasgar o vestido! Ou seja não fica a vontade!

  2. Le vent est passé, les petits brins de blé et les petites feuilles se sont envolés et parsèment les champs de cette aura dorée.

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