“C&V” Ring Pillow (Ringkissen)

8 03 2011

Started: March 3, 2011

Finished: March 8, 2011

Number of Hours: 32 hours

Materials: Pineapple/Silk Natural Fabric, Black Mesh, Styro-foam, Cardboard, Beads, Metallic threads, Gold wire purls (smooth & check), gold ribbon

Techniques: Tambourwork embroidery, Goldwork Embroidery, Box making, Bead Embroidery

This ring pillow is my gift to my friends and former housemates for their wedding. I have to finish the work in less than week and hope that the parcel will reach Manila at least a few days before the wedding day. Right after finishing the Golden Circle, I set up to work on this project.

Dieser Ring Kissen ist mein Geschenk an meine Freunde und ehemaligen Mitbewohner für ihre Hochzeit. Ich habe versucht, die Arbeit in weniger als eine Woche fertig zu sticken,  und hoffe, dass das Päckchen ein paar Tage vor dem Hochzeitstag in Manila ankommt. Nach Vollendung der “Golden Circle“, habe ich an diesem Projekt gleich gearbeitet.

I researched online on ring pillows, and decided to create something unique. I once saw online a picture of a royal ceremony, where the “necklace” or “crown” was presented on a box like cushion, embroidered with gold. So I thought why not make a ring cushion box instead of a traditional pillow.

Since I am starting to appreciate the ornamental aspect of decorative arts, I combined ornamental elements and chose the monograms as the center focus of the design.

Ich habe nach Ring Kissen recherchiert und beschlossen, dass ich eigentlich etwas Einzigartiges schaffen will. Einmal sah ich online ein Bild von einer königlichen Zeremonie, wo die “Kette” oder “Krone” auf einer mit Stoff bezogene Kiste  präsentiert wurde, mit Goldstickerei. Also dachte ich, warum eigentlich nicht, einen Ring Kissen machen, der wie eine Kiste aussieht, anstelle eines herkömmlichen Kissen.

Da ich  anfange, die Kunstgewerbe zu schätzen, habe ich Elementen aus der Ornamentik kombiniert und wählte die Monogramme als zentrales Thema.

Though I can´t be with them on their wedding day, I wish “C” and “V” more happy years together!

Obwohl ich bei ihnen am Tag ihrer Hochzeit nicht sein können , wünsche ich “C”und “V” noch viele glückliche Jahre zusammen!

worksofhands Berlin


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7 responses

9 03 2011
Avital

Stunning! Not many people do goldwork these days. The tambour-work lines are so even.

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9 03 2011
worksofhands

Thanks avital! I have been liking tambourwork these days. ^_^
Maybe because it is difficult to incorporate goldwork in modern designs. The material is too old-fashion. lol. Are there new materials in embroidery? plastic? well I used metallic threads. Only the wires are gold, which are frustrating to use. They stretch when pulled because they are in a coil.

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9 03 2011
glendasikes

I’ll second the “stunning” comment! What a very special wedding gift.

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9 03 2011
worksofhands

Thanks glendasikes!

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9 03 2011
Carolyn Foley

Vincent I have been following your blog since 2007 and I have to say your work is just getting better and better. You are an inspiration.

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10 03 2011
worksofhands

Thank you Carolyn! I started my blog in 2009. I think you meant my flickr account. ^_^

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2 05 2011
essenzadifilo

Bellisssimo!

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