Slow Stitchin’ on Sunday Mornings

Happiest of Mother’s Day to you all!

In these posts I want to share some of my favorite pieces, which will include wall hangings, small works, pillows, purses, and just because pieces. This piece is from my book, Creative Embroidery, Mixing the Old with the New, by C&T Publishing.

Red Roses, Four Generations of Love

This wallhanging started with handkerchiefs that belonged to three generations, my grandmother, my mother and myself. The hankies are collage-pieced together with small bits of vintage floral and feed sack fabrics from the 1940’s, and newer floral prints from my first job, working at Woof and Warp Fabrics Torrance, CA.

I included satin and jacquard ribbons, cotton laces, appliques and trims. Embellishments include tatted and crochet flowers that were made by both myself and my mom, ribbonwork and rickrack flowers and leaves, fabric yo-yo’s, fabric flowers and heart shaped appliques. There are vintage and new plastic, celluloid, and glass buttons and charms.

The fourth generation, my daughter, who was and is very much loved by the previous three generations, is represented as the ladybug.

Happy Stitching and Happy Mother’s Day to you all! ~Christen

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