Friday, May 7, 2010

The sea has come in!

Coming home late last night, I had been to the V&A for the Quilting exhibition (more to come on my own Blog), I found a parcel had arrived. Exhaustion forgotten, I opened the parcel and found the sea.....

Thanks so much Gayle. I love this scene - a diver going down to a wreck. Plenty of detail, with ribbon, beads, lace edging and shells added. If you click on the photo above, it should enlarge to show more detail.

I love the care and attention to detail shown in the mass of small stitched items.

The back of the page itself. The furry trim is gorgeous. It is so hard to resist stroking it. Gayle has bound the edge of the page - a really nice touch which finishes the page admirably. This is making me rethink my own methods of finishing pages............. Plenty to use as inspiration here. The use of angelina fibres really adds a gentle glow to whole piece.

The letter is full of interesting information, with a postcard showing the Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake and Mount Shasta. A lovely scene.

Thanks. A word which really doesn't seem quite enough.


  1. What a fabulous page!!! I love the coral reef and the shipwreck representation is wonderful!!! Gayle what a wonderful job!!!
    The tating in the coral bed is brilliant!!!!

  2. I agree with Elizabeth the tatting is a brilliant element, and the work is wonderful!

  3. Wow! Such a beautiful interpretation and so intricate.

  4. Thanks for correcting me, Elizabeth. I hadn't realised it was tatting. This really is a delightful piece. I am very proud to add it to my growing collection.

  5. Oh, I love this page! The embroidery is simply wonderful. And the idea of a diver going to a shipwreck is inspired. Mandy you have a real treasure there!


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