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Historical Sampler - More Design Alternatives

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22 June 2008

Historical Sampler - More Design Alternatives

The first thing I want to do is to show my Embroidered Book Cover, as I am going to use this to provide perspective on the the size of the flowers and leaves in the Historical Sampler design candidates.

It's 130 x 160 mm - but the size of the motifs is the thing to be looking at.



I decided that I'd made a mistake in 'whiting out' the flowers and leaves - it left me without a real idea of how large they could be.

I tried another couple of alternatives with the flowers and leaves left in

I've already tried (documented in the last entry)

  • half the design
  • two designs, side by side
I am now going to show

  • the full design, and
  • two designs, one on top of the other
This final alternative is the one I want to use :-) I discovered that the pattern was repeating, so the design continues nicely onto the next repeat.

Here's th full design, sized to fit within the scroll frame

(I made the picture up of 'uncorrected' quarters and the slant of the photo of the original design causing problems in the joins of those quarters can be seen)

and here it is with the embroidered book cover next to it, for perspective.


I felt that the flowers were mainly going to be a bit too big. The leaves were the right size though.

Here's the design, with one repeat following the other, sized to fit my scroll frame :



And with the embroidered cover :

You can see here that the motifs are generally of similiar sizes. The leaves on the design are comparatively very small - but I can put a single leaf where the original design has three if I want to.

Each repeat has

  • 19 flowers
  • 19 buds
  • and, erm, lots of leaves
so double that for what I'll actually have to work with.

I won't put buds where buds now exist (since the original design was based entirely on roses). I shall do other motifs.

There are also two sizes of braid.

I'll need to re-do what I did before in constructing a straight scrolling vine skeleton since the original design wasn't photographed face on. I can take the one I've already done - which is at full size - decrease it's size by 50%, make two copies and put them together, giving me a scrolling vine design ready to trace onto linen.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Dragonsally said...

are such a glutton for punishment with the projects you undertake...this seems so huge, but I cannot wait to see it finished. It will be spectacular

Sunday, June 22, 2008  
Blogger Dragonsally said...

now of course, that previous comment should have started with 'you'. I typed it -don't know where the word went though

Sunday, June 22, 2008  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

Why, thankyou!

I'm also a glutton for chocolate, but you know that already.

Sunday, June 22, 2008  
Blogger Machteld said...

The bookcover is soo beautiful, wow!!!

Sunday, June 29, 2008  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

Thankyou!

Monday, June 30, 2008  

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