Among the craftswomen who prefer beadwork, still lifes are popular and in demand. As an art form, still life is a plot in which the main characters are ordinary, familiar things for us from everyday life. Birds, animals or people in the still life, according to the artist's plan, play a secondary role, only complementing the main motive of the picture, complementing or emphasizing the mood of the picture.
The main genres of still life in both painting and embroidery are:
- Floral. Plots embroidered with beads with flowers, complemented by fruits and vegetables perfectly convey the seasonality, season;
- Kitchen still life. Image of cups of tea or coffee, glasses and vessels with drinks;
- Hunting still life. Beaded hunting trophies;
- "Laid Table" ("Banquets" and "Breakfasts"). The embroidery depicts the traditional products and delicacies of the nation.
Choosing a set for embroidery with beads from the Still Life series, pay attention to the basis for the work. It can be an art canvas, as in the sets of TM "Abris Art" and "Magic Country". Atlas with applied background image-scheme, as in the "ButterFly" sets. Or gabardine, like the "Beaded Painting" and "Golden Fleece". Beads in sets are usually used by Preciosa Ornela (Czech Republic). Please note: Kits for still life bead embroidery are not supplied with bead thread. You can purchase it separately in our "Handicraft Salon" online store.