La soffitta del tempo perduto...

....è là , nella mente e nel sogno, dove è possibile recuperare le speranze e le aspettative, dove volere è potere e tutto diviene possibile, dove la fantasia e la creatività non vengono strangolate dai ritmi di una vita frenetica ed il tempo scorre lentamente, dove la mente vola libera senza restrizioni, dove finalmente si è liberi di essere e ci si può rifugiare e prendere un respiro.

The attic of the lost time....is there, in the mind and dreams, where is possible to recover the hopes and the expectations, where what you want is what you can and everything becomes possible, where fantasy and creativity are not strangled from the rhythms of a phrenetic life and time flows slowly, where the mind flyes free with no restrictions, where finally one is free of being and can refuge in and take a breath.

The Pomegranate - PDF instructions available

The Pomegranate - PDF instructions available
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sabato 26 luglio 2014

Elizabethan inspirations.

Well, it was time. I have been studying Elizabethan embroidery for long and finally I had the feeling to do something real not only theory.
 Have to say that a big imput came after seeing the lovely waistcoat that Heather Clark ( Elizabethe de Salisbiry) is doing all by herself !!!! and that you can see on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HeatherClark27?fref=hovercard

So decided to take a fragment from the panel owned by the Embroiderers'Guild UK and shown on Carey's book Elizabethan Stitches; my version has some motifs in different position respect to the original as I liked to add a personal touch.


Size is 15X15 cm and I still don't know what will be, maybe a little cushion surrounded by a gold period bobbin lace, or a sweetbag or a framed panel...who knows? 


It's made in Pipers silks, 4 strands for the detached buttonhole and AVAS Perlè for the trellis stitch; flower and fruits are in Gilt Silke Twist a bit padded to make them gently raised.
Gold scrolls are in plaited braid stitch (Carey's version)  using  n°4 gilt passing thread on silk core by Golden Threads.





Now back to stitch, I wish to have it all done soon !