Priscilla Queen of the Desert 2007

Principal costumes brightly coloured made up of Sunflowers & red fez hat are the projects I embroidered with beads for the Australian stage show Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

Rows of red bugle beads were tambour beaded onto satin fabric so closely together that the fabric cannot be seen in between the rows of beads. The beading moves and has a liquid like appearance. 

The sunflowers were made in multiples of stretch fabric. Partly shirred by machine and stitched together by hand, masses of them were made to cover a bodice section of one of the costumes