Gift Ideas

Items for Sale: Hand crafted Gifts

 

Midaeval needlework is fascinating. The different interpretations and precise placement of stitches makes for an interesting view of nature. The subject matter is similar, but the treatment is subtly different. Placement of objects seems happenstance some times, and perspective is not correct, but the colors and intricacy of the work is still from a recognizable era.

That is why I created these small throw pillows, each with a different design, all meant to complement each other. I used similar designs from several books on Midaeval living and needlework. The color scheme is complementary, so the frame and needlework are similar. Greens are the only color in common.

I made a grouping of 4 small pillows, and then made several sets. They were great fun to limit my color to one family, and still get a mixture of pattern from the different stitches and shading.

In the display, the pillows are being shown sitting on a small bent branch chair, which is not included in the sale. It is for display purposes and to show the relative size of the pillows. Each pillow measures about nine inches square.





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I came up with an idea to use up some extra Aida and counted cross stitch fabric that I had left from some older craft kits. I had intended to do a very large table cloth at one point, but could not get up the stubbornness to start the project. So I cut up some of the even weave fabric and sewed a frame around it. I ended up making some lovely sachets, including stuffing them with soft clean scented bath salts. If the scent fades, all you have to do is rub the salts together to refresh the smell.

Each one is less than 6 inches across. They are lovely tucked into a dresser drawer, or left in a linen closet. One would look right at home on a bathroom sink, or added to a basket of towels for a personal touch.

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