An indepth exploration of an embroidery by Pat Bootland.
It’s an absolutely exquisite piece of textured embroidery and all her own design.
The pergola is all worked in casalguidi stitch:
The climbing rose in the foreground has needlelace flowers and needleweaving for the leaves:
The climber behind (is it wisteria?) is all bullions and french knots:
….and then there are the ferns around the base of the pillars:
…..and look at how she’s created the paving stones – padded satin stitch surrounded by french knots. So simple and yet so effective!