Tag Archive: historic

Unknown Needlework…

Back months ago, when I bought the Society Silk Needlework piece at the local antiques shop, I also found another that I didn’t’ think I could justify buying. The EO had other ideas and we went back for it the next day. I would really love some help in identification. It’s an interesting piece. I…

Jacobean Design – Ivory Embroidery Step 2

Wow. Friday already. I didn’t realize that it was so late in the week! Where does the time go? Note: You might be interested in the first post in this series. Step 2 – Filling the Large Petals Last week I stitched the larger petals with geometric stitch patterns from Weldon’s.  I used two different…

The Sad, Sad, Sampler

I thought I’d written about this before, but I don’ t seem to have – maybe on a forum or rec.crafts.textiles.needlework usenet or somesuch. So here goes again. Years ago I was a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism (that’s also where I got the name Romilly, but that’s another story). I don’t fight,…

Ivory Embroidery…

As I’ve noted here before, I collect historic needlework books, including the facsimile editions of Weldon’s practical needlework that Piecework put out several years ago. In these volumes (and in the early 20th century Weldon’s Encyclopedia of Needlework that a friend gave me) is a canvaswork style they call “Ivory Embroidery.” Weldon’s says, “The work…

Vintage Needlework

I bought two little pieces of needlework at the antique shop the other day. one is just very beautiful in a simple way – and the other I just felt sorry for. Yet the one I keep looking at is the cross stitch piece – not the pretty, well-stitched doily. Click the images to see…