Wednesday, 28 December 2011

... an embroidery for Kate

I haven't done embroidery for years apart from details on a few toys.  For my birthday the lovely Kate (Dan's sister) bought me some V&A pattern books, beautiful little books made by the Victoria and Albert Museum (as far as I am concerned one of the best places in the world) full of patterns from wallpaper and fabric etc they own in their collection.  I wanted them to use as inspiration for a range of craft projects and what better way to say thankyou than making the first project for Kate's Christmas present.

The design is based on a Lewis Foreman Day / Jeffrey and Co.wallpaper titled 'Memphis'from 1887-1900.  I changed the colous as Kate loves purple (and so do I and it is always nice to love the colours you are using - I think it makes me enjoy the making even more).  I am pleased with the design and the stitchwork and am already having thought about more embroidery this space!

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