Pomegranate Medallion

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This small ornate medallion features a slightly enlarged version of the pomegranate from the Syrian Pomegranate Tile, worked in soft sage green and manganese purple - colours which first appeared in Islamic ceramics in the 1540's.  Combining stumpwork, goldwork and surface embroidery techniques, this circular panel is worked on an ivory silk background with silks, gold metallic threads and beads.  The design comprises a stylised pomegranate flower with detached petals, surrounded by a border of beaded prunus blossoms. The finished piece may be framed or inserted into the base of a glass paperweight. Kit Contents This embroidery kit contains all materials required to work this project: Ivory silk dupion, quilter's muslin, tracing paper, vliesofix, felt, gold leather and wire (33 gauge violet). Assorted beads (includes 1 whole pack), gold pearls, sequins and 2 mm spangles (2% gold). Threads – Soie d'Alger silks (includes 1 whole skein), gold metallic threads, assorted silk, polyester and nylon threads. Equipment Required 5" or 6" embroidery hoop 4" embroidery hoop Needles: Crewel/Embroidery size 10 Sharps size 12 Beading size 13 Sharp Yarn Darners sizes 14 - 18 Finishing This project can be framed or mounted into a Framecraft 72 mm glass paperweight with a recessed wooden base. Skill level