Goldwork Embroidery

Goldwork Bumblebee kit by Hattie McGill | Goldwork Embroidery

Welcome to another Tooled Up column where we aim to give you reviews of fun products from all over the crafty world. Today we review the Goldwork Bumblebee kit from Hattie McGill.Hattie McGill is a lady who needs very little introduction on this site as she is our Goldworx columnist who specialises in spreading news of the best goldwork in the land.

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Elizabeth Taylor in a Matador Chaquetilla

Traje de Luces – The Golden Suit of Light | Goldwork Embroidery

The Traje de luces is entirely handmade consists of flat-bottomed shoes, tight trousers or taleguilla, suspenders, a girdle, a shirt, a vest, a short jacket or Chaquetilla, and a tie or neckerchief. And then a pink and yellow cape, used for the “dance,” and the muleta, a much smaller red cape, used in the final stages of the fight. A single suit can take a team of craftspeople months to create – especially with the dense goldwork embroidery, each suit is pure haute couture.

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