February Offering ~

"I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries ~
and very frankly, give them fruit for their song…"
- Jos. Addison 1712

Hello Friends & Folk ~
Hello February!

Thanks you for visiting my page here on Early Work Mercantile once again ~

I have only one offering this month:
"My Heart's Garden"
© Lori Brechlin/Notforgotten Farm 2016

Using early cotton ticking from an old mattress, 
 ~ I created this large stuffed heart to which I've embroidered upon…

I've included a few of my favorite motifs ~
like this little imaginary bird-friend below
worked in cotton threads in natural colors…

vines, leaves & berries always find their way into my needlework….

as does a pot or urn of some-sort ~

my humble label is stitched onto the backside…

Fibers used:
cotton threads, silk threads, wool tapestry yarn
Stitches used:
stem stitch, straight stitch, seed stitch, french knot, satin stitch, feather stitch
wool scraps, cotton fabric scraps, linen fabric scraps, cotton batting from old quilts

I attached a black silk ribbon using two rusty safety-pins so you could hang this,
but it can be easily removed if you wish ~

approx. size:
7" across by 10" high
firmly stuffed & nicely heavy.

many peaceful hours of hand stitching has gone into this, 
and I have enjoyed the process of creating it for you.

~ only one ever made :)

Has been SOLD ~ Thank You Kindly

many thanks for your kindness & support,
Blessed be,