Tuesday, 28 February 2012

A special find.

I'm still decluttering but I have sinned!! Just as an after thought today I popped into a local charity shop. I wasn't buying you understand, just looking.

This beautiful piece of vintage linen must have called to me.

I don't know whether you can see it is beautiful fine cotton lawn which has exquisite hand crocheted lace.


It has been hand embroidered with a double feather stitch to cover the seams.

I don't know how these insets have been made but they are so lovely.

I've spent the afternoon stitching this pretty cuff. It's made with hand dyed vintage lace stitched with pearls, seed beads and crystals then I've added three tiny silk ribbon roses.



 I have been asked to teach a beginners workshop in August making Cuffs and Corsages so I'm thinking about how to present it to novice stitchers.

Have a fun day,
xox Angela.
xo

7 comments:

Dorthe said...

Dear Angela, your cuff, is stunning- I`m totally loving it and the sweet colour- your rose is so beautiful, and all the trimmings,too.
Also the most beautiful piece of old linen-such a gorgeous piece of art work.
Hugs,Dorthe

Createology said...

Your newest acquisition piece of lace is gorgeous. I adore your pink lace cuff with the beautiful ribbon roses. Blissful...

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Angela, I would have sinned too and would have bought this wonderful piece :-).
Your cuff is fabulous! The ladies who will take your class will be excited.
Have a lovely day!
Hugs,
Julia

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

Dear Angela what a beautiful piece of linen you have found really a treasure, love it and it can be used for so many things, your cuff is very very beautifully made.
Hugs Anni

Nancy in MT said...

Angela, beautiful linen, stunning handwork, how could you have passed it up. Love your awesome cuff, gorgeous.

T's Daily Treasures said...

That vintage linen is so very pretty. I don't think I could have left it behind either. I'm sure you will make wonderful use of it. Beautiful cuff! Such wonderful details in everything you do. Take care. Tammy

Lovey said...

The vintage linen is wonderful as is your cuff Angela! We must get those things that we love, especially when they call out to us...smiles. And I haven't tried the beeswax in my collages but always separate which I love to look at. Hugs...