|Til Karin - 4 Elements|
a tapistry in 1903 that was very modern for her time.
The first time I saw this tapestry shown in their home,
I thought it was about Pentecost with the
cross in the center and the flames. It was much later I
found out it represented Earth, Wind, Fire and Water.
It has fascinated me for years. Her piece is shown in nearly
every picture of their dining room, on the back of the sofa.
It took me about a year to design my version, and
another 6 months to stitch the piece.
It is done on 36 ct Legacy linen from Picture This Plus,
Gentle Arts Sampler threads. The small details are in
Assisi style with some backstitch. It is fairly easy to stitch and
to see the colors evolve. Their overdyed thread is a joy to use!
Karin has always been my heroine. She had 7 living children.
She wove tapestries and embroidered many pieces for the
home plus sewed most of the clothing for the family, cooked
and took care of them all. She made the Larsson home a
beautiful, warm environment.The pattern for my embroidery will be at the
"Online Needlework show" today.
It may be purchased by shops but viewed by all.
It will be available at needlework shops now,
but also at my daughters site Ink Circles in the future.