06 May, 2007

Liebst du der Rose Pracht hab'auf die Dornen acht.


My latest fleamarket treasure. It is very old, way to delicate to really use and I am afraid it could break from displaying it alone. But I love it.

The German text reads if you love the rose’s beauty be aware of the thorns.

It has all the marks of its age, the dayly use and the fequent washing. Threadbare and already loosing a few of its Redwork stitches it still is simply beautiful.

I took this photo in front of a window to show how thin the fabric of this Redwork piece is. The darker parts are done in traditional embroidery with white floss. And you can see a few Redwork lines are already missing.


Here are a few photos where you can see the different stiches in white floss used in this redwork piece.

Detail - Text

Detail - Rose & Stem

Detail - Stem & Ribbon

Detail - Head

Detail - Dress & Fan

Detail - Bag

Detail - Butterfly

If you want to re-create the piece here is the pattern I traced from the original.



Meredith said...

I love your blog and have the web address saved. I really enjoy the red work that you create. I check back ofter and always enjoy seeing what you are currently working on. I pretty much just quilt now . Your work is lovely.

Redwork in Germany said...

Thank you for your nice post on my blog,Meredith. I am impressed by your hand quilting.I love it and wish you find the time an patience for your dream quilt. A whole cloth is a wounderful project.

LouAnne said...

Etja: Thank you for offering a line tracing of this pattern, but try as I might, I have been unable to find a way to print it off. When I save it, the file comes up blank. And when I click on it in your flickr photos there isn't the usual button on top that says "all sizes" or "large size".

Can you help me?

Racaire said...

Wunderschön / very lovely!!

Sandy said...

What a nice piece!
Did you know about a group in yahoo for outline embridery? maybe you would like to join us?
I really enjoyed your embroidery!


Chookyblue said...

wonderful redwork detail....adding you to bloglines...

Marlene said...

hola: te felicito muy hermoso trabajo, de verdad hermosisimo
que tengas un lindo día.-

Elaine said...

You do such lovely work!

Meu Cantinho said...

Eu adorei!!! I really have enjoyed your work.

the feathered nest said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! This is an amazing piece! I'm so jealous! As you know I also collect redwork andthis is absolutely gorgeous!


laura said...

I absolutely love this! I just discovered your blog and will be back!

Homekeeping Heart said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for the pattern, I do intend to recreate this!

TracyC said...

Ooohhhh...gorgeous! Thank you for the pattern.