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