Sunday, February 10, 2013

Finished Sewing Tables!

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.



Dale Fluty said...

Both of those are so well done and beautiful! Thank you for sharing such wonderful eye candy.


latchkey and jonquil said...

Hi Elga,

the tables look fantastic, so delicate. I love the flowers on the pedestal embroidery, the colours just sing and really compliment the wood.

And the castors worked out great!


Catherine said...

How exciting to see your GORGEOUS sewing tables finished. Both ladies have stitched their respective designs beautifully. I am sure you had to be thrilled to see them. :-)

Oooh I want to stitch something.

Fabiola said...

These are wonderful!
Bye Faby

John said...

Your client's sewing perfectly compliment your marvelous tables.

mcddiss said...

que bonitos bordados , gracias por compartirlo



miraclechicken said...

Just gorgeous! Wonderful table and beautiful stitching---

Josje said...

Gorgeous! Both of them!

Ilona said...

Your sewing tables are finished now on a great way, Elga. Both ladies made fantastic embroidery work.
Hugs, Ilona

Fi.P said...

What beautiful work to compliment your desks, very clever ladies.

Fi xx

Andy said...

Beautiful needlework! Both very different, and both lovely!

all the better for being part of your finely crafted sewing tables!

BLANCHE said...

What a great job, Elga. I'd like to own a piece like this. The one with the peacock I really like.

Eliza said...

Beautiful needlework to go with your beautiful tables!

AM said...

Hello Elga, THNX for sharing your beautiful mini art pieces! gr. AM

Irene said...

The tables are lovely and each one, complete with embroidery, is stunning.

maria l. said...

Los bordados son increíbles!