Thursday, January 29, 2015

One Dog, Three Styles

This colorful canvas from Michele Noiset/CBK was used in one of Ruth Schmuff's mystery classes at Bedecked and Beaddazzled.  The canvas is called "Walking the Dog."
http://www.bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/Walking-the-Dog/

Now Ruth has her version and two others back from the finishers.  Each dog is wonderful!  Finishing really changes the original, doesn't it?
http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2015/01/not-day-for-walking-this-pup.html

Thanks for showing us how one canvas can have different styles based on the finishing chosen, Ruth!

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© Copyright January 18, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.

The 17th Century Stumpwork Box Comes Alive Again

Stitched in 1671 by Martha Edlin, Courtesy of the V&A

Fans of 17th Century stumpwork boxes and caskets will be delighted to see Rachael Kinnison's little reproduction stumpwork trinket box done in authentic style.   After all, most of what the museums show online look like the above.  Rachael's photos and video show what these treasures looked like when they were first made during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.
http://ladysrepositorymuseum.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-first-of-many-planned-2015-finishes.html

By the way, the photo above is from the Victoria and Albert Museum and shows Martha Edlin's casket, stitched in 1671.  This historical piece is in good shape but it is a pale imitation of itself now. Seeing Rachael's reproduction, even though it's on a smaller box, reveals just how stunning these were when first made.
http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O11096/embroidered-casket-edlin-martha/

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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© Copyright January 14, 2015 Jane M. Wood. All rights reserved.