Velvet roses

There are some textile features that metal cannot mimic well. Think of velvet, for example, with its deep texture.

My husband knows which supermarket has the best quality roses. Even for Dutch standards (The Netherlands has a big flower industry), they are absolutely amazing for coming β€œjust” from the supermarket. Lush, generous, in a deep red velvet, and they last like forever.

This may be a deviation from the metal meets textile theme, but it does remind me that I did play with roses in the past. If I can’t recreate the texture, I can at least play with the shape. Nothing (except lack of time) stops me from picking it up again. Silver, copper, brass… it’s all possible. Β 

I have always liked the idea of mixing hard metals with soft techniques. This year, my theme for the A to Z challenge is “Metal meets textile”. From A to Z, I talk about work with metal wire, textile techniques like crochet and knitting, show some pieces I’ve been working on, share some thoughts on metal, textile and jewellery. I hope that you’ll find something of interest to you!

11 thoughts on “Velvet roses

  1. roses make me happy, always and anytime, and my IG feed has a lot of roses from our backyard (thanks to the previous owners of our home)..
    And the rose ring is beautiful

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  2. You have the Velvet for V for the scavenger hunt!!! Yay!!! πŸŽ‰

    It’s hard to believe the alphabet part of the blogging challenge is over for 2021. Down to the after survey, reflections, and the “road trip” sign-up.
    Plus, I’m taking part in the Bout of Books read-a-thon in May. So much excitement!
    J Lenni Dorner (he/him πŸ‘¨πŸ½ or πŸ§‘πŸ½ they/them) ~ Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge, OperationAwesome6 Debut Author Interviewer, Reference& Speculative Fiction Author

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    • I was happy to see Velvet appear in the list, and I have also managed to hide a few other of the words across my posts.
      Thanks for stopping by, and thanks to the entire A to Z hosting team for all work you’re putting in to make this happen!

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  3. There is nothing that comes close to real velvet, good velvet. Years ago I worked in a fabric department, and we carried cheap velvet, and it would have been better to have no velvet at all! Also, panne velvet (which everyone called “penny velvet”) was a cheap alternative. Rose shapes are fun to make. I’ve done paper and icing of course!

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