Sunday, November 23, 2008

Piano Lessons

I absolutely adore this needlepoint, I saw it sitting on the floor leaning against the wall and decided with out haste, I needed it. It's beautiful, the picture really doesn't capture the dimension portrayed by using the long and short stitch. The flowers are the satin stitch and the oval, the window panes, the vase, it the outline stitch. Outline is a running stitch with a topical twist from one stitch to another, a quick very defined stitch, used often.


But check out the lace curtains and her zig-zag trim on her dress, it's the back stitch (going in the fabric, coming out a stitch away, going back through the same starting point, coming out a stitch away, move down to the next point). Very tedious but in the right application, it is beautiful.
This needle point is professionaly mounted with the name of the needlepoint inked on the backing, piano lessons. I'm going to leave it like that and hang it next to the piano so Madame can have a continuing reminder to practice.
Think it will work? C & G Design.

6 comments:

Jean said...

It is very pretty and I do not blame you for having to have it. A very good addition to any room.

Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

You have described the stitches so well, but I am in love with the gorgeous colors. That is beautiful, and surely Madame will treasure it as the years go by!

lola said...

That is beautiful. It's a shame that hand decorated items are not done in this day & time. It seems to be a dieing art. I'm glad you are keeping it alive.

tina said...

No, it won't work. I am back, complete with a migraine. Sigh.

Protector of Vintage said...

Love your china from yesterday's post and what a beautiful piece of embroidery! I bet it looks wonderful hanging by your piano. Take care~

Skeeter said...

That is an adorable pic and the little girl is just precious! Nice stitching by some patient person. A great reminder for Madame...