Thursday, May 9, 2019

Hepplewhite Adorned




I have been busy embroidering over the past few months, and thought I'd show you my most recent work.  I ordered a Hepplewhite suite from Masters Miniatures, and covered the seats with very light cream silk.  The spray of flowers in the centre include roses, lilies and daisies, the summer flowers that are in my real garden around my birthday.



It is extremely difficult to take a satisfactory photo of miniature embroidery!  This one gives you a sense of the scale.  I finished of the seat pads with gold silk cord and tassels - everything looks better with a tassel!

The embroidery is very time consuming, as every stitch counts, but this project was harder than usual, as I had to make the sure the embroidery matched on each chair - not easy with free embroidery, but I think I managed it.


Here are the completed chairs flanking the fireplace in the Drawing Room.  I have yet to complete the sofa that goes with them.


I also made a fire screen for the breakfast room.  It is on light yellow duchesse satin, and the bouquet includes very Jacobite white roses, thistle, bluebells, heather and rowen - all very symbolic of Scotland.  Again the photos don't quite do it justice...



It looks much better in place!

I was very touched by your comments on my last post, and thank you all for welcoming me back,

Jonquil

12 comments:

  1. ´¡Finísimo y muy delicado!han quedado unas piezas de museo:-)

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  2. What extraordinarily special pieces I love the flower combinations and how they completely harmonize with all of the colors, patterns and art work in the room!

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  3. Una joya de trabajo.
    Un saludo

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  4. Me han encantado todas las piezas que has bordado. Son una maravilla-

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  5. They're so beautiful! I love how they look.

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  6. Hi Jonquil! The embroidery is absolutely lovely! To make it match as well as you have is mind-boggling!!! (I made a matching set of bed hangings for my 1:48 Tree House bed, but one side is to the wall so I didn't need to worry about how different they look! lol!) I love love love your mini stitchery and it all fits so perfectly into your house! It is just gorgeous! I can't wait to see the settee when it is finished!

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  7. Your Drawing room is as pretty as your Morning room and I think that having two Hepplewhite chairs positioned on either side of the fireplace is the Perfect View to show off their Exquisitely embroidered seat cushions! I would imagine that it will be taking a far longer time before you have finished embroidering the matching sofa, yet what a wonderful project for all of us to continue to look forward to!
    I also adore your embroidered fire screen in the Breakfast room. It's like viewing a fairy garden year round, whilst enjoying your eggs in the morning! :D

    elizabeth

    elizabeth

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  8. Oh @#$%*&$ Lost my comment, again!
    I use Safari and Google doesn't like that so when I post a comment, it just disappears into thin air -poof!-.
    Anyway, what I said was that I love your embroidery. The chairs look wonderful with your embroidered seat cushions on them. I love that you include little personal references and references to Scotland. Beautiful!

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  9. Four weeks since you posted this - how behind with commenting am I? Apologies for that. The chair pads are beautiful and the fire screen - what can I say? I just love the Scottish references (for obvious reasons!) It's so nice to see you creating again.

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