Sunday, 6 October 2013

Jacobean Fire screen close up

 Now lets have a closer look .  How many stitches can you see here ?
  Mostly beautiful long and short stitch  softly shading and gently flowing along leaves , petals , and stems.  Some French knots in these pink flower centres .

 Stem stitch ....crewel stitch . Sweet little butterfly ....symbol of the Resurrection , new beginnings , the after life , Heaven .
 No trellis stitch or couching ......some simple running stitch within this leaf .

 Although  slightly faded , I lose count of the number of different shades used here !

                    Some simple seed stitch within those typical Jacobean hills .

                       See how beautifully the curling leaf is worked .

                  Rich buttery yellow linen twill....a few small spots here and there .

   I only wish ( and let it be a lesson for us all ) that she had embroidered her name at the bottom .

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