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Limited amount of Maroon Silk Velvet available!

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24 March 2012

Limited amount of Maroon Silk Velvet available!

Tanya B of Opus Anglicanum recently bought an awfully big lot of maroon silk velvet. I received a piece, and I can testify that it is truly is lovely!

She still has some available to sell, but I'd grab it sooner rather than later if I were you.She's selling it in A3 and A4 pieces which makes a piece ideal for finishing a small-medium sized piece. I know from my own attempts to buy silk velvet that it's difficult to find (on-line at least) and even more difficult to buy just a small piece. And at the prices it costs, you don't want to buy more than you need - unless you are rich, and would like the opportunity to roll around in it. I rubbed my face in it, myself, then put it safely away from the cats, because I can see it being a total cat hair magnet, although I wanted to keep it out to admire it for a bit.

To repeat her details
"For those who are interested I have a few A4(roughly 12inches by 81/2) and A3 (roughly 16 1/2 by 12 inches) pieces to spare. A4 is £5 and A3 is £9.50. postage is £1 uk, £1.50 europe, and £2 rest of world. contact me for paypal details"
 1 pound = $US1.58

Tanya can be contacted via her blog entry
 If you are at all interested in Opus Anglicanum (the "English Embroidery" done in split stitch using wool) she does beautiful work.

The velvet :

Tanya mentions on her blog that the velvet is a little bright than in her photo - on her blog with the black background. I've just compared the material with this screen, and it looks a tad darker than it appears on my screen. Either way, it's a traditional blood-red maroon. Perfect for gold!

A piece of Tanya's work ....this is one panel of a much larger piece she's working on :

Her entries on this piece can be found at

She also did that excellent tutorial on Opus Anglicanum faces - which is also totally applicable to doing faces in the Or Nue style - The "Little Faces" tutorial - by far the best and informative tutorial on this aspect that I've ever seen.

Mary Corbet talks a little more about Opus Anglicanum in a post if you'd like a light overview. (I am not going to talk myself into doing an Opus Anglicanum post now, nor about talking about historical embroidery and velvet! Must post on Heart of The Thistle, must post on Heart of The Thistle....been too busy enjoying embroidering it :-)


Blogger Rachel said...

I'm glad to hear you're enjoying the embroidery!

Silk velvet is wonderful stuff - but very hard to bring yourself to do anything other than just drool!

Sunday, March 25, 2012  
Blogger Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Such a rich and vibrant color! Keep enjoying the embroidery!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012  
Anonymous Laura said...

I'd say keep embroidering your thistle. When you get ready to post, you'll write. ;)

In art school I dyed some silk/rayon velvet for a project - lovely stuff. I wanted to make a dress instead! It was *really* tricky to embroider on, even the simple couching that I did. I think I've learned enough since then that I could avoid some of the issues. Velvet is totally worth the work.

Friday, March 30, 2012  
Blogger Francesca said...

Dear Megan, I'm passing you the Liebster award, you can see the rules on:
Hugs !!

Saturday, April 14, 2012  
Blogger Yesteryear Embroideries said...

4-19-12 Just dropped by to say hello. Hope all is well.

Friday, April 20, 2012  
Blogger elmsley rose said...

Thankyou again, Fran!

Yesteryear, I'm embarassed to admit I've forgotten your Christian name ... too long since we mailed! You're such a sweetie :-)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012  

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