Bird in Bough

Bird in Bough

This fanciful, naive example of American folk needlework was probably made around 1800, using homespun linen and a mixture of wool and silk threads. A finely feathered bird (of uncertain species- possibly a kingfisher) roosts atop a fruiting, leafy bough, that springs from a verdant clump, surrounded on four sides by a simple, symmetrical floral border. Two versions of the sampler graph have been furnished: one executed with a drawn partially freehand split and stem stitched bough and leaves, the other worked entirely in cross stitch.

Linen: 35 count hand dyed
Finished size: 6-1/4"x8-1/2"
Rated: Beginning-Intermediate

Kit with cotton floss: $36.00
Kit with silk floss: $65.00
Graph only: $12.00

 
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