18 December 2011

An old treasure: an embroidery canvas

My great grandmother (whom I didn't get the chance to meet) used to do beautiful embroideries, mostly flowers - millions of tiny stitches with silk thread. She would choose a design and copy it by hand in vegetable paper, then she would stretch a piece of silk fabric onto the frame and copy the design and then the embroidery process would begin. But this one didn't.