French knots, satin stitch, needle weaving! All so neatly done it fools the eye!
Look at the back. It is as neat as the front. The satin stitched portions are all padded!
It is so well done and the stitches are so small, I missed it the first couple of times!
Despite the fact it is so damaged, I treasure this piece. I have received many compliments on my handwork and it pleases me no end. But this is the kind of handwork I aspire to. Someday I hope to equal the talents of this unknown needlewoman, but if I only make it halfway I'll be happy with that, too!
Trip on over to Melody's Blog to see the other Tuesday Treasures!
Love from Liri