Winterthur is again hosting an amazing needlework conference full of fantastic and interesting lectures researching embroidery history as well as tours and embroidery classes. I am happy to be both lecturing and teaching a piece during the symposium and wanted to share the photo of the finished project for those who are interested in signing up for the symposium.
The piece is inspired by the 17th century sampler worked by Mehitable Payson between 1698-1706 in Massachusetts. The piece features many fragments of double running bands, satin stitch bands and reversible counted work as well as some lovely needlelace bands. This sampler is more of a sampler than others with different patterns in the same horizontal band. I have chosen some of my favorite to produce a small sampler to introduce the cutwork techniques. The sampler is worked in Soie Paris silk and linen thread for the cutwork, like the original.
If you are interested in more information about the conference and registration, check out the Winterthur website pages.