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 !