My latest piece is finished and framed:
It’s an original design, but I was aiming for an Arts and Crafts look, hence the title!
It was worked using the same technique I’ve been employing for quite a few things lately: hand embroidered with Madeira stranded cotton in long and short stitch onto gold organza.
A wash of dilute PVA glue was then applied to the back and once this was fully dry, the embroidery was cut out in a single piece using small sharp scissors – and a great deal of care.
The cut out embroidery was then stitched to a background of ivory cotton velvet.
It’s quite a large panel – around 75 cm (about 30″) in height framed, and the embroidery itself 65 cm (or 25″) high, so it took some time to complete: 110 hours in total. I think I might do something a bit smaller next!