Gay Ann Rogers
Above is the map of how far Queendom Website has traveled,
nice for MacSoph and me, but doubly nice because it shows that needlework is indeed alive and well right round the world.
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December 12 2017
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Above: Flowers, Hearts and a Peacock
Left: Design adapted from a piece of Indian whitework made for English women living in India.
Here's my question:
How do you prefer your whitework? Flower of the Raj (above left) is ecru on ecru;
Flowers, Hearts and a Peacock is a mixture of colors.
Are you a purist: ecru on ecru? Or do you prefer the mix of colors in Flowers, Hearts and a Peacock?
Once I finally finish with E-Week, I should have a chance to start my big whitework sampler based on Ayrshire designs.
Most Ayrshire patterns are satin stitch flowers, leaves, stems and vines, with elaborate little needle lace fillings and often, as in this case, some drawn thread work (here at the bottom). Notice that the design on this dress is a cascading floral design of symmetry; this is true of all my little dresses and all I've seen.
This particular dress is from the early part of the 19th century and the work is very fine.
(If you look carefully at the Flower of the Raj, maybe you can see a hint of where it came from).
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