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Based on a piece of ivory felt and a piece of muslin, frayed around the edges, embroidered and embellished with seed beads, hex beads, glass beads, bugle beads in shades of white, pearl, cream, gold, and even copper, with soft white Australian merino wool fleece, gold organza ribbon, ivory cotton thread and gold metallic thread this design evolved as I stitched. I didn't really have an idea of what the finished design would be when I started. At some point I realise there was to be a cocoon inside the gold ribbon so I added more of the merino, and stitched it in with gold thread.
Some of the frayed out threads from the muslin have also been stitched back on and couched, as more embellishment.

I've left the back of this unfinished, so you can decide yourself what you'd like it to be. I can stitch a brooch pin on the back, stitch on one or two closed sterling silver jump rings so that you may hang it from a chain, or even leave it as is for you to frame it in a deep shadow-boxy type frame. Let me know in comments to seller how you'd like it finished off. If you don't say anything, I'll send it as it is.

I've always loved fibre arts and textile arts, and while I've been doing things with fibres and textiles for many years, This is my first abstract freeform piece.

Approximately 9cm (3.5") tall by 6.5-7cm (2.75") wide - the height from the topmost bit to the end of the longest dangle is actually ~14cm (5.5").

Frayed edges are left rough and may, of course, fray further. I wouldn't recommend washing, unless you do something drastic like spill red wine on it and don't have a lot of choice, then I'd just rinse gently by hand.

This item includes FREE SHIPPING within Australia.
If you live in a country other than those listed feel free to purchase from me anyway, and I'll refund you any overpayment for postage. The prices listed are for the zones used by Australia Post. You can see which zone your country falls into in my shipping policies.
Please see my profile for a summary of my shipping charges.

No responsibility can be take once the item is posted. Please consider taking insurance on your package. See my profile for more details. Convo me and I can send you an adjusted invoice.

I'm a proud member of DUST - Etsy Down Under Street Team. Visit www.dustteam.com for more work by DUSTers.

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melanie j cook

Textile art, fibre art, wall hanging, brooch, pin, pendant, Cream and golden freeform embroidery, Cocoon by melanie j cook

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: felt, muslin, cotton, metallic thread, seed beads, bugle beads, hex beads, merino wool fibres, organza ribbon, glass beads, pin
  • Ships worldwide from Australia
  • Feedback: 264 reviews
  • Favorited by: 75 people