9.10.14

Stitch in black + white















Vintage textiles I bought recently, for next to
nothing: a large tablecloth and two smaller ones,
all embroidered with black cross stitch.

Never saw that before, all done in black - perhaps
the person who made it was in mourning...

Kommentare:

Helga hat gesagt…

I have some very old black+white embroidery too. My mother (german:) made them when she was a young girl (not in mourning I think...).
Ciao (und tschüss) from Italy, Helga

Liz Ackert hat gesagt…

Somebody cared enough (and used it enough) to darn the second one ...

Heike Gerbig hat gesagt…

...yes, and in places the black thread has faded to grey... - + hallo to Italy: von der Stadt aufs Land, danach verlangt's mich auch...;)

Els hat gesagt…

What a great find Heike !

(I think they might be accompanied by some red stitches, sooner or later ...)

Saskia van Herwaarden hat gesagt…

oh it's beautiful, wunderschon

Heike Gerbig hat gesagt…

Yes, wunderschön + a good catch - for 6 €, all 3 of them - took the guy by surprise, though (he deserved it, being as unfriendly as uninformed...;)