Monday, February 9, 2009

Victorian Pillow Reproduction

Some time ago, I found an antique pillow on eBay that is just too charming to believe. The pillow, Victorian, is embroidered on black satin and stuffed with horse hair. The back of the pillow - a deep fuchsia silk.

My good friend and extreme digitizer Jerilee Auclair was visiting one day and we reviewed that pillow and Jerilee agreed to make this reproduction of the pattern. She is an artist with her computer and she was able to interpret the character of the antique pillow with great authenticity. She uses running stitches in such an amazing way. Please click on the top photo to get a close up view of Jerilee's amazing detail.

The two pillow fronts shown are small, the same scale as the original pillow. The pillows are charming - the ticking stripe version is a linen from Rogers & Goffigon, the silk/cotton blend is a Rose Tarlow Melrose House fabric called Amalfi - one of my favorites. I used Amalfi for my own living room embroidered curtains - a separate post on those will follow soon.

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