|Needlewoman by Diego Velazquez 1600’s|
These two close ups below are details from a stump work piece in the 1500’s from England. The beaded leopard is my favorite. It looks like it was done on another piece of fabric and appliquéd onto the silk. For the most part the beads are perfectly aligned similar to a brick stitch.
Thank you for sharing this artwork and your thoughts.
Karen Milano says
Hi thank you for your kind words, sometimes I just want to write what I’m thinking about and not necessarily what I think stitchers might be expecting. I like to read posts that are genuine and not feeling like I’m at someone else’s pep rally.