Wednesday, May 5, 2010
This beautiful embroidery frame was made for me by Nissie Vermeulen of Bettys Bay, South Africa. I used a hanky handed down to me by my Dutch Grand Mother, and using 48count silk gauze as waste thread I stitched my own design. The needle is a tiny piece cut off an acupuncture needle. The lace is delighfully fine and I was able to use a piece I had cut off to complete the edging.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
After completing the Horse and Lion shields I was in a very creative phase and created the Phoenix! He is also done on 32 count linen and I am submitting him to our annual auction being held in Somerset West on the 20th March, to view items for auction please visit http://www.miniatureauction.homestead.com from the 3rd March.
I was inspired to create the shields when a friend needed something in her Tudor Market Hall, the lion and horse designs have been adapted from a pattern I found in an old magazine but the shields are my own creation. I stitched them on 32 count linen fabric using DMC threads.