Introduction to The Glossy Project
I am starting 2010 with an art project
called The Glossy Project.
The Glossy Project is a monthly challenge I have started
as a way to merge my love of design and fashion with
textile and mixed media art.
For this year, the theme will be the cover of Boho,
Vogue (US edition), Oprah and Bust magazine and the
design is always embroidered.
The embroidery technique is one I have been using
and teaching for years now.
I call this stitch,The Glossy Back Stitch.
It is similar to the traditional back stitch,
but the stitch length varies.
What distinguishes a Glossy from other types of embroidery is the use of The Glossy Back Stitch.
Unlike traditional embroidery, this stitch is worked on
the back-side of the fabric.
The Glossy Back Stitch is similar to the traditional back stitch.
The difference is that you can change the length of each
stitch as you embroider your image.
Doing so results in a jagged and impressionistic design on the right-side of the fabric.
That's exactly the goal of this technique.
Continue to embroider your image.