"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Crinoline lady centrepiece

This is one end of a centrepiece I found in an antique shop last weekend while we were away. I showed it to some friends yesterday and one of them asked if it was patchwork! She didn't realise the orange dress is made up of tiny individual stitches.

4 comments:

Lee-ann said...

Gina it is beautiful........I bet the back is as lovely as the front too.

I just want you to know I have started to cull! here and you can almost see every room much clearer! lol lol lol

Lee-ann

Maggie Ann said...

How rare this must be...all that wonderful stitching must add up to a lot of patience and skill. Beautiful! Yesterday at an antique mall, I got some goodies. A dresser scarf, and a crocheted tablecloth and a large round doily. Loving it all!

Crazee4books said...

Gina, This lady is amazing!
The work put into her skirt makes my hair curl, and my eyes ache.
I can't make it out...what kind of stitching was used to fill it in?
I've been searching for your embroidered post cards here and I've found one posted in May. Then I start reading your blog and enjoying the pictures and get side tracked. Are there more? Cheers.

Chelle said...

That is incredible! I had to click on/enlarge the picture to prove to myself that it really was stitches. Yikes! I'm not a fan of orange, but this may be one of your most beautiful crinoline ladies. Very impressive.