Italian Minstrel

Italian Minstrel

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Stunning flower design needlepoints, almost better than the real thing!

19th C needlepoint and beadwork piece
This is the most delicious piece of work, the colours are riotous, and the beadwork on the Lily trumpet gives an almost 3-dimensional feel, especially with the deep black background, so typical of the Victorian era.

Then there is the royal red background of this beadwork piece below, adding a touch of class. 
Victorian beadwork on needlepoint
You could be forgiven for thinking that the flowers so beautifully worked by such skilled needlewomen look almost better than the real thing, but then... the bee knows that nature has the edge!
Acanthus flower with bee
And so does the humble hover-fly.

Exotic phormium flower attracting the interest of a hover-fly

1 comment:

  1. Dear!
    I liked your samples! They are gorgeous!
    I would love to do tea cosy and I would ask you to share these samples.(
    With love