ROYAL PERSIAN BUD

Image Size:  5-5/8" x 7-15/16"
$22 US
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Image Size: 7-3/4" x 10"
$27.50 US
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THE POMEGRANATE TREE SAMPLER

One of two samplers designed by the artist to brush up on the crewel stitch vocabulary and regain manual dexterity after years of absence from the art and later used as a class exercise to introduce students to crewel and familiarize them with two enduring motifs:  the Tree of Life and the pomegranate, symbolic of health, good fortune, and fertility.
ROYAL PERSIAN SPRAY

Image Size:  12" x 8-1/2"
$25 US
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ROYAL PERSIAN SPRIG

Image Size:  5-1/2" x 8"
$22 US
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THE ROYAL PERSIAN BLOSSOM

Image Size:  12" x 13-5/6"
$30 US
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THE ROYAL PERSIAN BLOSSOM SUITE

Drawing upon the lush floral motival vocabulary of Persian embroidery and textiles, the Royal Persian Blossom Suite offers four separate patterns, all satisfyingly detailed and dramatic. Whether one is seeking a large, complex project, or an exquisite small one, there is a pattern here for everyone, from the most experienced to the beginner.
PARADISO I

The first of a planned series of three Persian style blossoms and pomegranates, for those who cannot have enough pomegranates about.  The design is full of movement, lending a lightness and modernity to a venerable embroidery motif. The design is a study in heightened relief, utilizing padding stitches to achieve a lovely dimensionality.
Image Size: 8-1/4" x 9-1/2"
$27.50 US
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LA SERENISSIMA

A tribute to the opulent colors and voluptuous clouds
of the Venetian sunset captured by the classical
painters of the city.  The great blossom, padded along
the edges for dramatic relief, utilizes soft-shading to
capture the painterly movement of color along the
petals, while the anchoring great leaf is worked in
battlement couching in the teals of the gathering evening shadows.
Image Size: 14-3/8" x ``-7/16"
$32.50 US
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Image Size:  5-3/16" x 5-7/8"
$29.99 US
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KASHAN

Kashan is a sweet little work, adapted from a 10th century Moorish tile is ideal for beginners wishing to perfect their buttonhole and crewel outline stitches, or for more experienced needleworkers who are looking for a small project that can be done in a relatively short amount of time.  Though small, Kashan has a lovely relief, due to the buttonhole stitch blossoms, that lends it a significant drama not often found in small pieces.
Image Size:  14-1/2" x 14-1/2"
$37.50 US
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THE OAKS OF WOODLAWN

Created as an homage to the surviving magnificent oaks of Woodlawn Plantation in Alexandria, Virginia, which have always seemed like an enclave of wise elders with their weathered beauty, abiding peace, and the serenity of their dappled shade.  The design juxtaposes a riot of trellis and couching against realistically stitched foliage, contrasting stylization and soft shading to achieve a lovely dramatic tension.