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A preview of upcoming TALLIAFERRO designs
in the production pipeline.
TURKEI BOUQUET I
Image Size: 12" x 14-1/2"
Inspired by a design on a 13th century tiled wall found in northern Turkey, this pattern celebrates the sinuous line and brilliant color so loved by those living in arid countres, where lush artificial gardens are woven into carpets and textiles and painted upon tiles and crockery in response to the dun and taupe landscape.
Worked on Legacy Montrose Linen in 8 shades of Appleton Brothers Crewel yarn.
Image Size: 10" x 16"
Scarlet Rievaulx was originally created as a commissioned design for a piano bench cushion and was twice the length of the pattern shown here. Conversation with the client revealed a fondness for Yorkshire, and for the melancholy ruins of Rievaulx Abbey in particular, and it was with memories of a perfect day spent at Rievaulx and the brilliant colors of the English Renaissance that this pattern was created.
Worked on antique linen twill in 9 shades of Appleton Brothers Crewel yarn.
Image Size: 14-1/2" x 11-1/2"
La Serinissima is a tribute to the opulent colors and voluptuous clouds of Venetian sunsets captured by the classical painters of the city. The blossom, padded at the edges for dramatic relief, utilizes long and short stitches to capture the painterly movement of color along the petals, while the large and small leaves will be worked in dimensional trellis and couching in the blue greens and teals of the gathering evening shadows.
Worked on Crewel Works linen twill in 29 shades of Heathway merino crewel yarn.
Image Size: 17-1/4" x 13"
Chloe was inspired by photos of wood carvings on the doors and gates of shrines and holy places taken by a friend while on an extensive trip through northern China.
Begun as a rather unsatisfactory painted study of a lotus in the Chinese style, the design kept insisting it was needlework. It finally its proper expression as a crewel work, combining delicate natural shading of the blossom in long and short stitch with a highly stylized treatment of the leaves in buttonhole and stem stitch in dissonant colors.The writhing movedment of the leaves seves to emphasize the tranquil stillness of the lotus at the center.
Chloe is being worked on Crewel Works linen twill in 21 shades of Appleton Brothers Crewel yarn.