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Books on marquetry, my new workshop

Author: Виктория, November 2, 2022 в Uncategorized

There are two new videos on my Youtube channel. One is about my new workshop, the video was published a week ago, but I forgot to share the link here 🙂

The second video is about the books on marquetry that I have in my collection. Lots of books in English, Roubo books, for example. And several really good books in Russian, mostly exhibition catalogues.

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It’s been a long time…

Author: Виктория, October 25, 2022 в Miniature Shows, Worth Seeing, Worth Seeing

It’s been two years since my last post here. This year was full of events. Events that were so unbelievable, that I couldn’t get back to my workshop again. All my thoughts, concerns shifted to a real life, my family. Through all these years I was making posts in other social media platforms, it seemed at the time that it would be always like that. I’d go to the shows in April-May, then IGMA school, maybe another show in autumn, or even exam to pass. Anyway, most of my plans don’t matter anymore.
But I still make miniatures and intend to do so in the future.
I’d love to show some of my miniature projects that were finished quite some time ago, but weren’t shown here in my blog.

Let’s start with these two Italian footstools, you can find a process of making them in one of my videos on my Youtube channel.

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The first painted lacquer cabinet, that was made for PIMA awards at Kensington Dollshouse Festival, the second one was made later.

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Another Italian project, and armchair, quite complex carving, lots of gold and oil painting.

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One of my favorite and one of the smallest projects:

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Another favorite, lots of details, that I thought I’d never be able to achieve.

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Another Italian piece, this time in scagliola technique. I’m really proud that I was able to make it in miniature.

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A French side table, made for IGMA school auction.

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There’s so much more to show. Till the next time!

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Chippendale Firescreen

Author: Виктория, May 11, 2019 в Uncategorized

After pretty successful experience with higher count petit point, I decided that I can make another screen, but this time on 90 count silk gauze. I found this screen in a book dedicated to Thomas Chippendale 300th anniversary of birth. It’s pretty tall 169.5cm high, the screen itself is pretty large too.

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I should also say that the original screen is fully made of wood, in my version a pole and a finial are made of brass. The finial was traditional too, but I made a parrot 🙂

The screen is stitched on a 90 count silk gauze, with Chinese silk floss.

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French Firescreen, the second version.

Author: Виктория, May 11, 2019 в WIP

I don’t really understand how I missed that one on my blog, I took it to IGMA school last year and haven’t posted about it! This screen is a bit different, it has a higher count silk gauze (86) and different design, besides the frame has a different finish.

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A bit of a process:

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Adams Style Table.

Author: Виктория, May 7, 2019 в Uncategorized

It’s done!

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The carved elements were gilted, the rest of the table is painted with acrylic gouache. Later during Chicago show I was lucky to speak to Robert Dawson, who suggested that inner parts of the table, a vase and the flowers were made of bronze. So I decided to make a new version of this table. With the real marble table top and cast bronze parts. But it’ll be a different color. I think that both table and marble top will be beige.

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A Bookcase in eclectic style.

Author: Виктория, May 7, 2019 в Uncategorized

This bookcase was commissioned in the end of 2018. I found the reference drawing of it in one of Russian books on furniture history. I always wanted to make something in this style, these moldings were one of the reasons. I used to hate making them, but it was years ago. Now it seemed like a very easy operation. It’s always interesting to see how my feelings on different techniques changed over the time.

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French commodes. Part 2

Author: Виктория, May 7, 2019 в Uncategorized

I wrote about these commodes many months ago, I was hoping to be able to update my blog very often, but some commissions happened plus I was very busy for my Chicago show, so it’s my first time when I can finally get back to my blog.

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These two commodes are, of course, are done. They went to Tom Bishop Chicago International show, one of them came back to Moscow.

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Art Nouveau Tables

Author: Виктория, May 10, 2018 в Uncategorized

Very quick project, it took me just two days to make them. Pearwood, stained.

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A little sketch while planning the pieces.

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Morris Chairs Upholstery

Author: Виктория, May 10, 2018 в Commissions, Commissions, Commissions, Commissions

I made these chairs quite some time ago, but I managed to make upholstery only now. I was searching for the right piece of fabric at the local stores, but found what I needed in this wonderful UK based store – https://www.mariasfabrics.com/ I was blown away by the amount of gorgeous fabrics, so I bought a lot!

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French Firescreen

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New chapter, new skill for me – miniature needlepoint.

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