My dear, talented friend has lost her husband and experienced a health setback, so she has given up her home and moved away to live with her daughter. I have accumulated many of her works of art and am offering these pieces for others to enjoy. We’ve handled a lot of needlepoint pieces over the years, but until I studied Diane’s petit point or counted cross stitch work, I hadn’t appreciated how tiny each stitch is and the patience it took to finish a piece!
This petit point depicts the classic sampler that so many young girls learned to do in the 18th and 19th centuries. The 8” square petit point is done on a soft tan background; the lettering is done in a terra cotta with green decoration around it. The piece is matted in terra cotta and set in a brown frame with green accents, measuring 13 ½” square. It is signed and dated: VDC 1981. Diane was quite a young woman with three very small children in 1981, yet she displays so much attention and discipline to tackle a piece with such tiny stitching.
The frame, mat, and petit point are in excellent condition with no nicks, pulls, stains or tears. The piece comes from a smoke-free home and has no pulls, tears, or holes.
This would be a great addition to your needlework collection or country/outdoor decor. Please contact us if you have any questions.
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Framed and Matted Sampler Petit Point