Wednesday, February 26, 2014

2014 Smalls SAL - In the Burgundy Scissors Fob

Here’s my completed small for February – a tiny biscornu fob, using the Fisherton de la Mere embroidery technique.  The pattern and the Silken Pearl thread (SP10 074: In the Burgundy by the Thread Gatherer) were a gift from Margaret.  I used the called for threads and beads, but used white 32 count linen in place of the tan called for in the pattern.  The finished size is about 2 inches by 2 inches.

 
 


The pattern is from Barbary Row by designer Sherelyn Whiteman.  From the instructions: “the style of embroidery is essentially pulled work with the addition of surface stitches.  It is named after the village of Fisherton de la Mere, where, in the late 19th centery (1890), Fisherton House was the home of a distinguished embroideress, Mrs. Josephine Mary Newall (d. 1923).  She adapted 16th and 17th century embroidery techniques, and developed and taught this style of embroidery, thus establishing a cottage industry for the cripples and the less fortunate individuals in the parish.  For over 30 years she provided the linen and threads for them to work the embroidered pieces.  She would then sell the pieces for them, passing the income received on to them.”

18 comments:

  1. I'm pleased to see this fob worked up so well Pamela. Well done.

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  2. It looks very cute.

    Greetings, Manuela

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  3. The piece might be small in size but it is great in beauty, as are the photos!

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  4. Oh, that is beautiful! What a lovely stitch!

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  5. Adorable! Very pretty in burgundy! (:

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  6. It's beautiful. I just love it. I love biscornus of all kinds.

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  7. Your stitching and finishing are very nice.

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  8. This biscornu looks very special. Great stitching and finishing.

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  9. that is beautiful! They look like bullion stitches for the flower petals?

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  10. Beautiful Biscornu, Pamela.

    Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
    Sandy

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  11. This is lovely stitching, such pretty colours

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