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Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday Show and Tell – Vintage Embroidered Pillow

Show and Tell
Show and tell Friday is hosted by Kelli at There is No Place Like Home. Do check on the entries of other participants of this interesting feature.

Having missed a few Fridays I am glad to participate this week. Today’s item is a vintage pillow I purchased at an estate sale several years ago. The pillow is a soft pink with a white lace ruffle.


The front is embroidered and I wonder what sort of handwork this is. Does anyone know what this needlework technique is called? The fabric is canvaslike with an open weave. The thread seems to be wool. Is it crewel embroidery?





Thanks for looking at my embroidered pillow. To visit other Show and Tell posts, please go to Kelli’s. I am glad you come by today. Please leave a comment, and do come again soon.

12 comments:

Ivory Spring said...

Hi Carrie,

What a lovely pillow!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Wow Carrie! What an amazing find, it's very dainty and pretty, I will have to check back to see if anyone knows what kind of needle work it is :).

Have a wonderful Friday!
Kathi :)

ceekay said...

Very lovely pillow. Looks like a lot of work went into it!

Silène said...

J'aime beaucoup votre blog. Il a l'air vraiment adorable ! Je crois bien que nous avons les mêmes goûts, pour tout ce qui est ancien, et charmant, et pour le jardin aussi. I don't speak verry well in english, but you blog look so great. It's so nice. I love all of this: vintage, garden, hosta, ... Just a little "hello" from Belgium (Europe).

Charlotte said...

I don't know what it's called, but it sure is beautiful. I enjoyed seeing it.

Love Bears All Things said...

Some of it is crewel and some of it looks a little like candlewicking. Maybe someone else has a better answer.
Thanks for sharing,
Mama Bear

A Hint of Home said...

Very pretty pillow. It's so delicate looking.
Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog today.

Kelli said...

Oh, it's gorgeous! I love it!
~Kelli

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

It looks like crewel to me--but I'm not an expert.
Whatever it may be, it is lovely handwork--such a nice find and pretty accessory to your home.
Blessings to You!
Claudia O.

Kathy said...

The pillow is gorgeous!
Kathy (mimisgarden.blogspot.com)

Cookie Sunshine said...

have you found out what it's called? It's very sweet.

Cookie

Carrie said...

Hello Cookie Sunshine,
Thanks so much for writing. Not really. Love Bears All Things' comment suggested crewel and candlewicking. I did some research on candlewicking, but am still not sure about the technique and appearance of candlewicking. Maybe I should inquire on some blogs that deal with embroidery.
Again thanks for your inquiry,
Carrie