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Friday, 17 August 2012

Oval Silkwork Picture


The Oval Silkwork Picture

The picture shown at the bottom of this post is of the original eighteenth century silkwork piece which had a painted face, hair and hands.  Stitches used to complete the embroidery included satin stitch and stem filling stitches.

Marsha Parker purchased the original embroidery from a seller in Witney, Oxfordshire in the late 1980's.

She reproduced the outline features of the design and had them silk screened onto linen pieces, approximately 18" x 18" in size.  Her sister completed each reproduction piece of linen by handpainting in the facial features, hair colour and hands to resemble the original stitched picture.

Original eighteenth century silkwork piece: 
Photos supplied by Marsha Parker of The Scarlet Letter

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