This is Marie-Louise Leidier 1905-1906 from Petits rouges d'ici et d'ailleurs by Muriel Brunet and Françoise Ritz, stitched on 38ct nacre Gander linen with AVAS 2925 and hem-stitched with DMC 644. This was one of the projects that I took with me on my recent trip to France in case I had time to stitch but only a few stitches were made there. French designers, French linen, French silk thread and started in France - rather apt I think!
Whilst in Paris I also visited the AVAS Warehouse where there were sumptuous silks on display - a stitcher's heaven!
And a new start. This is Anna Millet 1895 © Reflets de Soie which is a private SAL which I am doing with the lovely Yuko
. This is my second start as for some reason I originally decided to start this in the middle of the sampler but I miscounted and when I tried to unpick it I discovered that the red thread had stained the linen so a fresh piece of fabric had to be overlocked (serged) and dyed with walnut ink. This piece actually looks more 'vintage' than the first piece - check out the small 'dirty marks'. The fabric is my favourite 48ct Gander linen with HDF OMG Red 1149 silk thread. I re-started it in the top left-hand corner which is my usual starting place. I am hoping that my red wall will soon be filled. I wonder how Yuko is getting on with her SAL?
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Labels: Anna Millet 1895 SAL, Paris, Red