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:
Photo supplied by Marsha Parker of the Scarlet Letter