This is quite a small panel, one of the last ones I made, but the one which will be in the top-left-hand corner. Some of the panels have fents or offcuts instead of costume prints, including this one, which has three pieces of the finer lawn prints from the 1980s and 1990s. On top of this is some beaded lace, and some burnt away fabric offcuts from another project.
Because this came quite late in the process, I bought little items rather than using things in my stash, and as ever, I have only dim memories of where they came from. But these two bits came from Copenhagen:
I am quite proud of the little seed beads holding on the golden spray of leaves, and I really like the little black crown underneath the key.
Although this doesn’t look much, I am very pleased with the stem-stitched box round the leaf charms. Stem stitch has always defeated me until the wonderful Tanya Bentham showed me how to do it properly in one of her workshops. So a small personal triumph.
I really enjoyed the hand embroidery on all of the pieces. This is a ribbon rose:
I wish it were as glorious as this contemporary take on a crazy quilt from the Bristol Embroiderers’ Guild Exhibition. Unfortunately, I didn’t make a note of the artist’s name, so only one unauthorised picture. If you know who made it please let me know.