24th March ’17: Embroidery love

Happy Friday, people.
There’s nothing I love more than embroidered textiles, whether it’s embellished fabric, a vintage tablecloth or a stitched picture (all of which there are an abundance of at The Colour File HQ!).
In the run-up to Mother’s Day, I thought I’d share with you a sampler made by my great-grandmother (born in 1866) and an embroidered picture by my mum that she made at the age of 14 to celebrate the Queen’s coronation in 1953. When I look at them, I like to imagine them focusing intently on every single purposeful stitch, dedicating hours and hours to it (no social media to distract them back then!!). The other pictures are of a patchwork cushion I created from pieces of an old embroidered tea cosy (along with samples of @manuelcanovasparis toile plus @VVRouleaux grosgrain) and two other cushions I made from a repurposed crewelwork jacket I bought in India but never wore (over the years the stitching has faded to my favourite pallet). Anyway, hope you have a colour-filled day. If, upon your travels (real or virtual) you chance upon any pictures or posts you think The Colour File might like, please do let me know.

Martha, The Colour File x

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