Celtic lettering is on my mind again and therefore I had to raid the library again, took also a book about bead embroidery home as you can see. The fun thing is that I made one sample but I left out the beads. Incorrigible, as we would say in Holland.
Managed also to do a bit of sampling. Sampling is also a word that's a lot on my mind which means a lot of time is spent surfing around. When I found this article I hit the jackpot so to say because it led me to two different samplerbooks created in the early years of 1900's. The first one is made by Lucille Fasanella and the second one by Louise Fernaroli who also made some fashion drawings. All of this led me to finding historical pieces of embroidery hidden in the Flickr-archives. Besides the historical samplerbooks I also found a samplerbook which was recently made by Liza Smeeton. For some reason I thought it would be easy to find all kinds of different samplerbooks which turns out to be untrue and therefore I'm really happy with the ones I did find.
One last gem I want to mention, one that still needs a lot of investigation time. It is a educational archive filled with pdf's of embroidery books that are out of print.
That's all for now. Have yourself a great weekend filled with inspiration.
Another piece of evidence for my love for history. This clipping is sitting in my treasurefolder for ages and finally the idea what to do with it came to mind. In the collage you can see the different steps taken, in the picture below shows more details.
Yesterday we had another storm which meant another day was spent inside, swinging my needle and playing with my loves.
Made a collage for you of the pictures I took this morning of my two new ledger-pages. As you can see I again couldn't resist putting the Bayeux-stitch and French knot together, it's becoming my default combination.
In the picture you can see I made a compass of sorts with string art. Just for the fun of it although embroidery is navigating me through unknown waters.
There is a storm blazing outside and everything that need to be done outside at this moment is done. Time to share with you. Last night I watched a small documentary about Tsumugi and I think it was a lovely portrait of how much work is put in this special silkfabric.
While watching I started practicing my Bayeux stitch again, felt a bit rusty. The picture I took this morning when the sun appeared all of a sudden for a few moments.
Well two posts on one day, I must be on a roll or something, maybe the wind is pushing me forward!