Diamante Embellishments: This Mother of the Bride silk dress coat is now nearly finished! Last thing to do is to add the diamante embellishments before the final sewing. I only put a few on as I didn’t want to over-power the hand painted silk.
The daily diamond drawings for December 2016 featured a white diamond, pink diamonds, yellow diamonds, brown diamonds – all the diamonds!
Coloured diamonds were in fashion this month in the Lucy Farmer studio. Read on for a sample of November 2016’s diamonds:
The planning, painting and embroidery are done – now it’s sewing time!
The diamond theme for October 2016 was black and white. No colour, just white, black and all the lovely greys in between.
A diamond a day keeps the doctor away – or something like that. To help keep my artwork fresh and healthy I am making a small, quick collage study of a diamond every day.
After painting the silk taffeta for the dress coat, I’m ready to begin adding extra detail with some hand embroidery.
In part 1 of The Making of a Silk Dress Coat I walked through the planning and preparation of the design. Now we’re at part 2, let’s get into the painting!
I have been commissioned to create a silk painting to be made into a ladies dress coat. In order to become familiar with my subject matter, I needed to do several watercolour studies of my subject: Australian native flowers.
These two friendly goldfishes have been hand painted on silk. I painted the silk so that when made into a top it would wrap around the body and join with a single seam at the back.
Scraps of silk can come in handy. I used this small piece of white, textured silk satin to make a bird silk painting featuring a cassowary.
I made a hand painted dress with flamingos on it to wear to the Melbourne Cup. For those of you who have never been, the Melbourne Cup is a major day on the Australian fashion calendar.