I showed you this embroidery piece a week ago when I was trying to decide what to work on next.
This is a rare blue embroidery piece from Fez, Morocco – 19th century. It was part of a Museum Exhibit called Windows on the Mahgreb. One of the stitches used was the Algerian Eye, so I’m thinking that would be a good stitch to incorporate into the design of the needlepoint version. Below are the threads I will be using. I pulled out the yellow and found a couple other threads that will work with the White Gold color of Snow.
I want to focus on the darker shades of blue and red, but other shades will be used as well. I started by stitching the ribbon edges first. I used navy blue Very Velvet and the Gobelin stitch over two threads. I haven’t figured out everything for this project yet, so we’ll have to see how things develop.