This piece was inspired by an early seventeenth-century English embroideed panel, worked in coloured silks and metal threads, held in the collection of the Embroiderers' Guild in the UK.
Worked on a background of ivory silk duchesse satin, in stumpwork and surface embroidery, this design features flowers popular in Elizabethan times: the Blurbell, with raised upper petals, a Crab Apple, with detached petals and applied buds, the Honeysuckle, with slender, padded and raised petals, Pea Pods, with detached shells and beaded peas, a Primrose and bud, both with raised petals, and a traditional red Rose, all enclosed by coiling stems, whipped with gold thread.
Nestled among the foliage can be found a bee, with raised wings and velvety body, a plump caterpillar and a tiny ladybrd with detached wings. Gold spangles complete this design.
This embroidery kit contains all materials required to work this project:
You will need the following equipment: