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« on: May 03, 2015 04:10:48 PM »

For LA-Fairy in the Beltane Merrymaking Swap.  I had been inspired by a picture from an old magazine of one of my crafty hero Ernest Thesiger’s projects he made for his house, and a technique he mentions in his book “Adventures in Embroidery” - that of stitching fabric motifs onto net or lace to use as a screen, and I wanted to try it.  I had also found a picture of a gorgeous embroidered lace shawl which I wanted to emulate, but I quickly realized I had not allowed myself nearly enough time.  

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Ernest’s screen in his house, from House and Garden, December, 1920:



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Edwardian lace shawl, c. 1910:






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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2015 07:37:19 PM »

It looks almost like the flowers are floating.  So nice.
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2015 10:06:54 PM »

Wow that's gorgeous! Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2015 11:42:01 PM »

Beautiful. I love this idea. Where did you find such lovely flowers to appliqué?
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2015 03:43:02 AM »

Thank you!  The flowers are from a biggish floral print cotton from Joann.  I found the rounder shapes were easier to work with than the many pointy petals, so if I do it again I'll try to find a floral print with simple, rounded flowers.  Of course more elaborate shapes are more impressive.... Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2015 08:22:57 AM »

That is beautiful!
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