(It’s a short book, maybe about 40 pages, and is available free to download in written or audio form.) I’m sure it was absolutely scandalous in the late 1800’s. No wonder Mark Twain didn’t claim it for so long! Looking at my Elizabeth, I’m pretty sure she would never be part of such a conversation.
|The wing on her left has only the tent stitch. The one on her right has the stem stitch on top of the tent stitch.|
|bedroom window on right|
The piece is done on Congress cloth and is not large, especially for all the detail there is. Most of the areas are layered with more than one stitch, then covered with the jewels at the end. A lot of what I have done so far is the bottom layer of the diagonal tent stitch. Diagonal tent stitches on congress cloth are tiny and very time consuming. For the background, the bottom layer has to be covered with the tent stitch so that the white canvas doesn’t show through the patterned stitch on top.