Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Antique Collar with Embroidery and Flowers

Here is the first of the A2 size mounted samples....collages really. I have had the collar for a long time; it is a damaged victorian silk and machine made lace piece in coffee and cream, to which I have added some stitching and french knots in aqua blue. The floral motifs are also Victorian, as is the mother-of-pearl crucifix. They both add to the aesthetics of the lovely collar piece without detracting from it. All have been hand stitched onto strong off-white good quality cartridge paper and would be suitable for framing. I have had a quote for a box frame for this piece, and it is £45, which I think is reasonable for the size.

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