Today the DBEM and I went to see an exhibition of the Mount Felix Tapestry.
This was part of a war memorial exhibition so there were no details given on the stitching, the fabric or the floss but it was wonderful to see close up.
27,000 ANZAC soldiers injured during Gallipoli were cared for at this hospital in the UK and this is created as a record of that mighty endeavour.
Using the DBEM's magnifying glass I studied the stitching and got some inspiration for my own Arabian Knights piece which is of course different (and similar).
After a surfeit of embroidery I came home to my favourite counted work. I have the fabric to make the apron and this is for the bib. Just a row of snowflakes for the pocket top and this will be another project complete.
I work for a large Government Department. Outside work I enjoy embroidery and stitch mainly traditional pieces of counted work always in Linen and generally with DMC or silks. My other love is reading and I visit the local library nearly every week. My elderly mother lives with me. She is increasingly deaf and quite blind and in this blog is known affectionately as the DBEM.