This detailed landscape is of the charming 18th-century Palladian chapel near Rowlands Gill, Tyne and Wear, and is based on a photograph taken by Ruth of Gibside Chapel in its landscaped grounds. It was stitched in part inside the Chapel itself, during an embroidery demonstration organised by the National Trust.
The stitched panel is entirely hand embroidered on fine linen. The sky, grass and most of the building are worked in split stitch, as it allows subtle shading, with areas of defined colour outlined in double running stitch. The trees are worked in French knots, as is architectural detailing on the building.
Linen ground with split stitch, French knots and double running surface stitchery.
Framed size: 28 x 28 cm (11 x 11 in)