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Millennia Designs: 'Shaker Flowers' Tapestry Kit

This wonderfully colourful design is based on flower motifs and patterns from various forms of American folk art. The central square is inspired by a panel from a quilt worked around 1846. The design on the left hand side of this comes from a bookplate of 1795 in the fraktur tradition. Fraktur was the style of hand-decorated manuscripts primarily worked by immigrant Pennsylvanian-German families in America. To the right is a tulip motif, the most popular flower depicted in 18th and 19th century folk art, from a fraktur birth & baptism certificate dating to around 1809. Just above is a vase of flowers based on a wool bed rug from Stowe, Vermont, 1819. To the left is a detail of a flower from a beautifully decorated birth & baptism certificate from 1784, Pennsylvania. The daisy in the top left hand corner is from a wooden ale bowl from 1828 made by Norwegian settlers. The little flower in the bottom right hand corner is taken from a bookmark by the Amish artist Barbara Ebersol dating to 1869. The panel next to this is another tulip design adapted from a painted candle box now housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The bottom left hand corner shows a delicate floral design inspired by an embroidered show towel, which were popular between 1820 and 1850.
 
Millennia Designs Shaker Patchwork Flowers

Millennia Designs Shaker Patchwork Flowers

55.95 inc. VAT (sales tax)

Approx US$ 72.74

 

The kit uses Anchor tapestry wool on 10hpi canvas and measures 12 x 12 ins (30 x 31cm) suitable for a pillow or cushion.
Contents: Zweigart tapestry canvas, tapestry wool, black and white chart, needle and instructions.

 

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