Tuesday, January 17, 2012

What We've Been Up To: Dress Up Your Throne

Who doesn't need a throne?  Well, most of us probably get through life without one, I suppose.  But if you do happen to have one, shouldn't it be as regal as possible?  Otherwise, what's the point?  For the past few months, we've been working with the fine people at Samadhi Cushions in Vermont to embroider a very specific design for them onto silk shantung fabric which will be used as a throne cover.

First we spent weeks hand-digitizing the intricate designs they supplied us with.

Next we embroidered smaller elements of the overall design pieces of the overall design separately.

Then we had to place our mama- frame on our 4-head machine.  This frame, standing on end, is about 6 feet tall.  Needless to say, it is somewhat of a process getting it on and off our machine.

Some of the smaller pieces were then placed on the large fabric and appliqued on.

 We then enhanced the designs with top embroidery

The final Throne back

The Throne front   ( final except for center embroidered panels to be attached by customer).  

We'd love to  thank Jeanette and Michael at Samadhi Cushions for the opportunity to stretch our creative muscles on this project aver the past several weeks.  It's been a challenge and a delight to create this for you.

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