Tuesday, March 31

Update on the heart sampler

I've been working on the Heart sampler.

Sue , thank-you for the pages of hearts you scanned and sent me, a number of them now feature on my sampler. The little gingham heart and the heart outlined with flowers in the image above as well as the two plaid hearts in the images below are some which Sue sent me. I hadn't thought of leaving some stitches uncrossed in order to create the effect of the warp interlacing with the weft in the plaid and gingham hearts.

I've also discovered that a number of heart motifs feature birds. Its got me wondering about a number of things.

In which period were they created? Who created them, men or women.

Where did these type of hearts featuring birds originate?

What objects were ornamented with these hearts? and why birds?

I've heard of the use of the Sarus Cranes as a symbol of fidelity and loyalty because they pair for life but the birds I've seen don't resemble cranes so which bird is depicted?
What about the heart used primarily in text messages? It's in the heading of the post.(using the little symbol here is creating havoc with the html code which I don't have a clue how to fix and blogger is giving me a hard time today uploading pics etc ) Now back to the little heart symbol. I think whoever created it is so clever and I need to feature it on my sampler, after all its the evolution of the heart symbol.
That's the sampler to date. I'm on the look out for smaller hearts to populate the empty spaces, I'd like it to be chock full of hearts.

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12 comments:

paulahewitt said...

wonderful heart motifs - lovely stitching.

Robyn said...

All I can say is Wow!

EMBELLISHER said...

Thanks Paula and Robyn

paddysdaughter said...

I've been away, so have only just caught up on blogs......so glad to see you used them, the hearts look wonderful, please show us again when you have filled up the empty spaces and it is finished. Sue

Shirley said...

this is very beautiful mam... even am a lil crazy about heart motifs :)

Shirley said...

This is very beautiful ma'am... :) loved it... even am a lil crazy about heart motifs these days and as u have mentioned even am wondering who would hv created this motif...

Pat said...

This sampler is divine!!!!!! Love it, love it, love it!!
You are making a magnificient work of "heart" here. Will look forward to seeing it "chock full" of hearts and finished. A wonderful sight to see. Pat

EMBELLISHER said...

Will certainly show you the progress Sue

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment Shirley

Pat thanks for visiting, will show you the sampler chock full of hearts, soon I hope. Need to get smaller heart motifs.Infact I have enough large ones to get another one going.I just might do that!!!

vineeta said...

OMG! I love ALL your hearts. They are such little darlings of perfection. I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE to hang something like this on my wall. I swear.

Gina E. said...

Ditto to all the above - what a fantastic idea - all those different hearts! And I like that you've used just one colour for all, it is more effective than trying to mix and match different colours.

danielle hanson said...

wow, what a stunning blog you have...found you by accident while searching for something else!
You are so talented and its a joy to admire your beautiful stitching! very inspirational, thank you!

Katarina Evans said...

very nice!

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