Two of my clients has finished the petit point for their sewing tables, it was so exciting to see what they have stitched for their tables.
First to finish hers was Peggy Bugg, Peggy actually stitched it with instructions as to size from me, and brought it to Castine last year where I helped her late one night to put it into her frame.
Peggy chose a design from Annelle Ferguson's book Traditional Needlework in Miniature, (goodness me, the prices that some sellers ask!!!) Peggy stitched her design on 48 count silk gauze with DMC. We both were so tired at Castine that we forgot to take any photos, Peggy recently send me this photo.
Lisa Salati just finished her table yesterday and send me a few photos.
Lisa decided to chart her own design based on the needlework of this fire screen in the Metropolitan museum in New York, I think she did a wonderful job in down scaling the design to make it work in 1/12 scale. Lisa stitched her design on 68 count silk gauze with Pipers silk.
Showing Lisa's screen out of the table, Lisa wanted the design to continue harmoniously in the bottom part of the screen that is hidden when the screen is in the table. She decided to add a pedestal beneath the vase after we talked about it a bit and found some other samples of 18th century embroidery that show vases of flowers on pedestals.
Thank you Peggy and Lisa for sharing your wonderful petit point, both your sewing tables looks really wonderful.
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