When magnified (go to the site), the long and short nature of the satin stitch almost makes it look painted at the resolution of the photo. I soooo would have liked to have seen this piece in person as I think it might have been a total stunner in embroidery quality. The textural stumpwork threads used in the cartouche alone signified a really well done piece.
Overall a great 'daily yum' to drink a cup of tea while studying
|Lot 1284 June 9th Canterbury Auctions|