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American Quaker Sampler stitched by Krista


Monday, 24 March 2014

The Oval Silkwork Picture - posted on behalf of Sally Fr.

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


Winderwoodfarm said...

This is Awsome!! I would be grand if Marsha would bring back a limited amount of her oop charts!! hint hint......

Jenny said...

This sampler is just lovely...it took my breath away when I saw it...the handpainting is just exceptional and adds just the right touch! Beautiful!

Debbie Bauer said...

Oh my these exquisite samplers keep popping up! First the stumpwork and now the silk work. Marsha I agree it would be so nice if you brought out a limited amount of oop charts.

Lanie said...

Oh my! .... this is fabulous! A truly exquisite piece!

Bethany said...

She sure is beautiful. Something new to think about. I have a friend who also paints on some of her stitching pieces.

Nicola said...

I very much hope that you will be stitching this piece soon. It is AMAZING.

Congratulations on tracking this down.

Erica near Chicago said...

I don't remember these but am certainly eager to see one stitched.