July 21, 2013

Metallic embroidery on mens’ suits ~1800 (photos from LACMA )

I’m sitting around trying to decide how to replicate this style of work without actually having to buy gold bullion, because the stuff’s like $8 a meter, and with the density of typical patterns, that’s a lot of bullion.

I did get a roll of gold sequins, two rolls of gold cord, and two skeins of gold embroidery floss at JoAnn’s on Friday. Hooray for polyester! I also have to decide what sort of pattern I want to do - go go Marathine court wear.

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