Thursday, 31 January 2013

Kims's Mirror from Ontario, Canada

This embroidered mirror backing wrought by Kim, displays an expert variety of needlework techniques. Most striking is the pretty floreate border composed of a garland of bullion rose and blue flowers, french knot and set pearl buds and laisy-daisy leaves. This floral concept has extended beyond the edges of the mirror and its looped picots suggest the rim of a woven basket. We are now looking down on the top of a basket lined with flowers. And look again, and you will see the central area has been meticulously over stitched to create a wonderfully basket-woven surface. Such a lovely conceit and so beautifully worked. I hope you are very proud of yourself, Kim in Ontario!


  1. Beautiful design, awesome technique - love it Kim!

  2. These mirror designs are just beautiful!

  3. What a stunning piece of needlework. There are some really talented people out there :-)