Thursday, December 17, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
this same page with a different page number is found
in the Ladies' Fancywork Manual edited by Jenny June
I'm blogging this just to help my flickr friends find my blog
Today I came across some nice embroidery designs while reading Ladie's fancy work
edited by Jenny June (aka Jane Cunningham Croly) & copyrighted 1886 by A. L. Burt
a public domain Pdf ebook found in google books
The first thing I noticed that it contains almost all the needlework pages from a madam worth needlework manual that I have that was also copyrighted by A. L. Burt
but it also looks like it contains just the needlework sections from other Magazines that Jenny June edited
if you are interested in antique Victorian needlework - Crochet, Tatting, Knitting, Embroidery, Sewing etc.
this is a good resource book.
today I extracted just the more interesting outline embroidery designs from the book.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
similar to one published by Belding Brothers silk company in a circa 1900 revised Needle & Hook book
this is a Horizontal darning stitch type of embroidery and not
what is known as a Goeblin embroidery today.
Modern Goeblin embroidery is a Vertical canvas stitch
that covers the entire cloth like needlepoint and cross stitch embroideries do.
(modern Goeblin uses a vertical tapestry stitch that completely covers the background fabric where this style requires open spaces)
the background shapes are tinted (painted) on the linen then covered in straight darning like stitches. The shades of floss matching the tinting of the fabric beneath. the figures covered with the darning like stitches are then outlined in black floss. the covering stitches are unlike darning stitches as the fabric is caught up at irregular intervals. but like darning stitches the threads are sewn in a straight line.
Gobelin Tapestries which this type of darning embroidery mimics were manufactured in France, starting in the 15th century
I have been trying to think of a modern way to make this. I think the fabric transfer paper they make for printers would work for the back ground shading. or perhaps just trace the outline and use fabric paint to tint the fabric. if anyone trys this let me know what works.