Goldwork Vestment (Santo Niño)

1 07 2009

I finally got this mounted on a foamboard covered with dark fabric. This is my first goldwork and I really treasure it. I have learned a lot of new techniques.

Goldwork Child Jesus vestment (2)

Goldwork Child Jesus vestment

Here is the vestment as it was worn by the wooden image, right after it was finished.
Goldwork embroidery on vestment of image "Finding Jesus at the Temple"

I did not embroider the CAPE.
Image,cape and accessories owned by my embroidery teacher.

Finished after 82 hours (from design to dressing up the image).
Materials are sythetic metallic threads, cords, disks and beads and velvet cloth.

Dressing up the image is not the same as dressing up a human being. It was tricky because the hands and legs do not bend, but they could be removed from the wooden body.

Here is a photo of me while working on this project:

Here is the final draft of the design:

Handarbeit / Stickerei in Berlin, Deutschland.



5 responses

14 05 2010
Needlework & Inspiration Around the Traps – Needle’

[…] (in English, anyway). Vincent’s embroidery work is amazing; if you haven’t seen the goldwork vestments for the Infant Jesus statue that he embroidered, you should take time to look at […]


14 05 2010

Followed the link from Mary Corbet’s Needle’n’Thread – she was right, the vestments are gorgeous!


15 05 2010

Magnificent work! It has been a delight to see such fine embroidery.

I too arrived here via Mary Corbet’s newsletter.


31 07 2010

Wow!! Im truly impressed 🙂
from Phillipa in New zealand.

Found you thru the Country Bumpkins newsletter.


31 07 2010

Thank you Phillipa!


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