In 2005, I was approached by Traquair House to create a collection of tapestry kneelers. My brief was to look around the House and choose images and embroidery to inspire new designs.
The Summer Goddess was inspired by the Ceiling Painting depicting a fertility goddess in the Upper Drawing Room at Traquair House. This design is one of a set of four which also includes Goddess designs for the other seasons of Winter, Autumn and Spring.
Further details were inspired by the amazing embroideries on display at Traquair House including Stuart Petit Point and Jacobean slips.
The complete Traquair House Chapel Needlework Collection is on view in the chapel and was embroidered by community stitchers to celebrate the 900th anniversary of Traquair House. Traquair House is a uniquely wonderful place to visit, once there, you will fall in love!
The design is sewn dramatically in rich colours on a pale blue background with soft raspberry swirls. The Goddess Designs all have season relevant flora and fauna. Summer has lots of flowers, butterflies and a few birds inspired by embroideries of a chaffinch and a woodpecker.
This design and would be enjoyed by all levels of experience. Sewn using Victorian cross stitch, no need for a frame.
Anchor Tapestry wool
Size 18 tapestry needles
Zweigart 10 HPI Interlock canvas
Full colour and symbol chart
Colour symbol palette
Gift bag packaging
Size: 16″ X 13″
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