Hi everyone. I mentioned before about showcasing a few pieces of Ann Madges' work. Here's a little about her in her words. " I love stitching (belong to EGA, Dayton and Cincinnati Chapters and to the Queen City Sampler Guild) and have samplers on many walls. Since I have little wall space left, I have now become obsessed with doing smaller 17th18th century reproduction pieces such as pinballs and men's wallets." I asked to see her work, she obliged, and I think they are well worth viewing. Beautifully stitched and finished! You can find Ann on Pinterest here, and check out her boards for a variety of needle arts.
The first one is Casper Yeakel which is a kit from The Essamplaire here, stitched on 30 count with Appleton wool, linen lining and tape.
The next one is from The Scarlet Letter, Ann Davis 1762 found here, which Ann stitched on linen with linen lining, DMC threads, and wool tape.
This is available from Colonial Williamsburg, Ezekiel Teel's Pocketbook kit, here. Irish stitch on 27 count using Appleton wool, linen lining, and wool tape.
This is from Susan Siegler's book Needlework Patterns from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Paternayan wool on 32 count in tent stitch with wool lining and binding.
Next is Scarlet Letter's the Gardner Pocketbook of 1755, found here. Done in cross stitch and eyelet on 35 count, wool lining and binding.
The last is also from The Scarlet Letter, E.S. Pocketbook here, Irish stitch with Appleton crewel wool, lined with silk, edged in wool tape.
Ann inserts a photo of the original piece inside each wallet, and told her family that each can choose a wallet as a remembrance when she is gone. But she's not giving them up until then! Aren't they treasures? What a collection to display.
Thank you for sharing Ann!
I hope you all enjoyed the show!