Thursday, June 7, 2012

Old needlework

I just had to share a glimpse at another old piece of needlework that I was "gifted" recently when my mother's cousin passed away.

This is a linen tablecloth that has been done by someone who was very talented with a needle. Again, no one in the family has any idea who made this piece or how old it might be, but it is really beautiful and I get to enjoy it. 

It features a mixture of heavy embroidery and delicate cutwork. The "holes" in this section of cutwork are about 1/8" square.

1 comment:

  1. We have something similar from my husband's Norwegian relatives. Cherish it! It's beautiful.