Monday, June 20, 2016

Please Excuse the Wrinkles

I think that if I stay focused this week, I might be able to finish Friesland from Amy Mitten. Then I will press and share a nicer picture with you. I've made good progress since the last picture I shared with you.

Back to Decorah...the highlight of the day was being able to tour their storage area. We got to see many of the items that are kept in a climate controlled dark room.

Since they knew we were a needlework guild, they pulled out many pieces for us done in Hardanger, drawn thread work, and cross stitch.

The front of this blouse is embellished with Hardanger:

Here is a lovely doily:

How often do you see Norwegian Hardanger done in color?

A cross stitched blouse followed by an embroidered cap:

One of the most amazing pieces (in my humble opinion) was this beautiful sampler stitched in 1824. The linen was very fine (definitely a higher count). If this were to be reproduced, I would stitch it in a heartbeat!

Will share more with you tomorrow!



Marilyn said...

Friesland is so pretty.
Those are some great pieces of needlework.
Thanks for sharing the pics.

Mrs. DillyDally said...

Just a quick post to let you know how much I enjoy your posts and projects! You are amazing!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW! I totally understand why those beautiful pieces of needlework are in a museum--they are incredible! You are making great progress on your sampler

Barb said...

What beautiful needlework!

Khristine Doiron said...

A private showing at the museum?! Lucky ducks! The 1824 sampler reminds me a lot of your Friesland piece, similar colors I guess. They are both beautiful! You made great progress on Friesland from the last time we saw it!