Saturday, 28 May 2016
A Schole-house for the Needle 1632 Richard Shorleyker
Hallo again , here are some of the little pieces that I embroidered whilst on our travels around Tewkesbury .
The patterns that I have chosen come from my favourite historical embroidery pattern book -
A Schole-house for the Needle by Richard Shorleyker published in 1632
It is said that some of these patterns may be from an even earlier date .
Before we left home , I gathered my embroidery supplies and plucked a small assortment of crewel wool , which I hoped would work for the little subjects chosen .
I particularly love the moth and enjoyed slowly working on him , deciding on colours and how to embroider him as I went along .
I,m going to make these up into little etui and note books ...pretty Christmas gifts ... with a little flavour of Shakespeare maybe ?
Today I will be putting my feet up and relaxing with my needlework in the Summerhouse
I wish you a happy and peaceful Sunday .