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,