Leaves

Out of season, of course, but I have just finished this embroidery with autumn leaves. I have used some very old silk threads that I have found at the flea market. I would’t normally buy silk but I have made an exception for these ones. They are on some nice big wooden spools and I think they are from the twenties. I got them for extremely cheap and the woman selling them seemed surprised I’m not bargaining. The threads are very thin and very frail, it was quite a challenge to use them, as they would brake quite often. But the colors are beautiful and I liked using something that would have ended up in the garbage otherwise. DSCN0066DSCN0076DSCN0072DSCN0074DSCN0083

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6 thoughts on “Leaves

  1. These are beautiful.
    Have you posted these on Flickr?
    I’d like to see one of them in my group –perhaps in the fall:
    A.W.E. – Artistic Women of Exception (curated)
    
https://www.flickr.com/groups/2854926@N25/

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