Wednesday, May 23, 2012
First I did a bit of searching and found that the English embroidery guilds go back to the 12 and 13 centuries. The guild that I was aiming for was the Worshipful Company of Broiderers. it was founded in 1561. I found out that, just as in France, both men and women worked at it. They all worked at the same jobs and the men got paid more...Nothing has changed....
Next, I went looking through my UFOs(Un Finished Objects).
I found a few that qualify for what I have in mind.
The first photo is of the crewel bedspread that I started years ago....Why didn't I finish it?
It was just before we moved to this house. I had foolishly drawn the pattern on the material with one of those disappearing ink pens that quilters use. Then somehow the original sketch of the pattern that I designed disappeared....Oops....
That means, if I ever intend to finish it, I have to redraw the whole top two thirds of it...As I said before....Oops!
The two smaller pieces are a Sharon Garmize pattern for a firescreen or sampler...I can't remember which. Just like I can't remember all of the flowers that were on the coverlet...
I used the excess to do a small band of flowers. No particular reason that I can remember. Other than the fact that I can't stand to see a piece of unused silk gauze left over.