Friday, July 24, 2020
After quite a long wait, I finally got around to upholstering the Hepplewhite sofa... I had initally wanted to wait until I had the perfectly matched silk thread for the tassels as the chairs, but that exact gold seemed elusive. So I used a brighter gold, and I don't think it detracts from the overall effect too much.
I gave the seat a slightly padded look, so it would look comfy and inviting.
The three piece suite, complete, and in situ.
I almost prefer the brighter gold of the sofa, I think it picks out the gold of the rug quite nicely.
The colours and motif also bring together the rug and the wallpaper, without being too flowery.
Here are a couple of shots that show some different embroidery types;
the fire screen and rug in petit point, the sofa, work bag and miniature embroidery piece in silk embroidery, and the stumpwork box.
A few years ago, I read an illustrious miniaturist (who I will not name) proclaim that textiles were impossible to use in miniatures, as they coud never be realistic enough, or to the right scale.
I humbly beg to differ!