EMBROIDERY

I love doing embroidery.
You will find a lot of embroidery in my dolls' houses.

CABINET AND STOOL




This cabinet, with embroidered sides and doors is my greatest achievement.
The original cabinet is owned by the Historical Museum in Amsterdam and was made at the end of the 17th century.
I used silk gauze with 72 HPI for this embroidery.
It took me more than 700 hours and over a million tiny stitches to finish this work.

I designed the embroidery pattern from a
picture of a sample from 1625.

It is embroidered with silk

 

HARDANGER EMBROIDERY

Hardanger embroidery is very beautiful and I enjoy doing it.
I especially like using this beautiful old linen; the fabric is finely woven with 60 threads per inch.
The cutting of the holes is very scary
!

Hardanger embroidery is very beautiful and I enjoy doing it.
I especially like using this beautiful old linen; the fabric is finely woven with 60 threads per inch.
The cutting of the holes is very scary!
Size: 7" x 5" .


This blue tablecloth is made of cotton.
Notice the very fine open seam.
The cotton fabric had 57 treads per inch.

This cushion can be made during one of my workshops
It is made of 40 HPI linen
Seize: 1 1/2"x 1 1/2"


EMBROIDERY ON SILK GAUZE

long ago, when I discovered the fine silk gauze HPI 84, I could not find matching embroidery silk. So I hand dyed my finest egyption cotton no. 170, this was the yarn I used for my miniature lace, in 120 different colours.
Then I could get started.
Slippers, purses, suspenders and pictures, they are all made after old patterns dated from 1850-1890.


Ladies'slippers 1 1/16"

Ladies'slippers 1 1/16"

Ladies'slippers 1 1/16"

Ladies'slippers 1 1/16"

Men's slippers 1 1/16"

Men's slippers 1 1/16"

Men's slippers 1 1/16"

Men's slippers 1"

Boy's slippers 7/8"

children's slippers 3/4"

children's slippers 5/8"

children's slippers 5/8"

And 4 purses

Seize 3/4"


seize 1/2"

Seize"5/8"
This purse has a hand made silver
clasp that really opens


Length: 2 3/4"
Finished with genuine leather.

These pictures are embroidered on silk gauze with 84 HPI.                                                   


Size: 2 1/8"x 1,5"


1,5" x 1 1/8" 


1 3/8" x 1" 
I embroidered this lovely dogshead;
Johan Ulfman made the wonderful
sewing box.
On the sides he has done some
wonderful marquetery.
Such a beautiful piece!

 

CARPETS

Deventer carpet Carpet from the 18th century
Pattern available in my
webshop.
Modern blue carpet
Carpet 17th century Carpet from çanakkale - 19th century Centerpiece of a full-size carpet
Chinese carpet 1600.
Size 4 1/4" x 6,5".
Pattern available in my
webshop
Modern carpet Stair carpet
Pattern available in my
webshop
chinese carpet carpet from the 70's

 

TAPESTRY


The Agony in the Garden and
the Last Supper.
Germany, 1600.
Number of stitches: 51.462 a piece

The original tapestries are hanging in
the Burrel Collection in Glasgow.
Size: 4 1/4" x 4 1/4".

 
I designed a new pattern from a hand painted
German pattern from the mid-19 cent.
It was one of the Berliner Woolwork patterns,
which were very popular at that time.
Allegory of the time
South of Belgium or North of France.
2nd quarter 16th cent.
Text: Si tu pretens a honneur parvenir est
deux recorde et prevoie ladvenir.
Translation: if you want to be successful
you will have to see the two - past and present -
and look forward to the future.
Tapestry designed by
Sophie Taeuber-Arp - 1917

 

DESIGNS FOR THE DUTCH MAGAZINE: DOLLS HOUSES AND MINIATURES

A teacosy depicting a Dutch farmhouse.
Pic 1: Front with climbing vine and birds.
Pic 2: Side with a cat in the window.
Pic 3: Back with milk churn, wooden shoes and a birdcage above the door for luck.
Side panel with orange tree
Size: 1 1/4" x 2 15/16"
School sampler
Size: 2" x 1,5"
Round cloth with bobbin lace fringe.
Diameter 2 3/4".
2 chinese cushions
The signs are for: wealth, a long life and lots of luck.
I embroidered the back and seat
of this Louis XVI chair from a picture
I saw in an auction catalogue.  

"How big am I?"

Nativity

Curtain in filet lace

MISCELANEOUS

For a very long time I had this picture hanging on
the wall in front of me.   I really loved it and wanted
to do it in miniature, but I could not make the furniture.
Wilma van Elderen could and this was her favourite style.
Unfortunately Wilma did not know how to embroider.
So we both started to work. Wilma made the furniture
twice and I the embroidery.
Then we swapped!
Those two cosy pillows are from my
book: Christmas Needlework in
Miniature.

Information about this book is on
my
webshop

This bag is similar to ones from the 70's.
Sometimes they were embroidered like this one;
sometimes they were made from a piece of
carpet or tablecloth.

Pattern available in my webshop



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