Unlike its companion, this design concentrates on the natural world and reflects the increased public interest which resulted from extensive exploration and the development of natural sciences during the 16th and 17th centuries. For example, the dodo, discovered in the 16th century on the island of Mauritius and extinct by the end of the 17th century, features on this design.
During this period bright colours came into vogue and reflected the growth in worldwide trade, especially between Great Britain and the Far East, when many different dyes found their way into the embroidery market. Notable examples include cochineal, brazil wood,woad, indigo and safflower.
Model was stitched on 18 count Aida with Gentle Art threads and a Conversion to DMC is included
Design by Brenda Keyes Stitch count: 225 x 159 Model stitched on 25 count evenweave in cream DMC: 648,...
Design by Brenda Keyes Stitch count: 163 x 203 Model stitched on 32 count...
An accurate reproduction of a Quaker sampler from Plymouth Meeting, Montgomery Co., PA. Model stitched...