"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 ~
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…
cotton threads, silk threads, wool tapestry yarn
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 ~
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,