Jan 31, 2014

Ann's wallets

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!


16 comments:

Vera said...

GORGEOUS -- love them! Thanks Marly for sharing these. I need to check out her Pinterest page!!

Margaret said...

OMG! So wonderful! I want to follow in her footsteps and do lots of wallets. Gorgeous! Thanks for the treat!

krayolakris said...

Wow! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Vickie said...

Wowie zowie! My kinda colors. Love.

Peggy Lee said...

OH MY!!
Love all the colors.

gracie said...

Very nice....

Edgar said...

What beautiful pieces!!

backporchcarver said...

Thanks for sharing those, they are wonderful!

Sandra Sullivan said...

I love all of them. One of my first needlework loves was bargello and I did quite a lot of it. I'll have to show one of my favorite pillows sometime.
Sandra
Homespun Elegance
www.plainfancymerchant.blogspot.com

Penny said...

They are so beautiful... I enjoyed seeing them! TFS

Jeanny said...

This is so beautiful !!!

KimM said...

Simply breathtaking!! Thank you for sharing.

Evelyne said...

I'm speakless!! Wonderful!!!!!
Thank you for sharing this lovely wallets.

Have a nice weekend, Evelyne

Catherine said...

Beautiful!!

Penny Shepherd said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful wallets. They are gorgeous!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Ann really has made some beautiful wallets.

As part of the Scarlet Letter Year Blog I am putting together a Gallery of finished pieces. Could you possibly ask Ann to contact me about using her photographs in the Gallery? I am sure they will inspire many people to want to stitch these pieces! Thank you so much.

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