Needlepoint in the United Kingdom is often referred to as “tapestry” or “canvaswork”, that is, stitched by needlepoint on stiff open grid canvas mesh. When worked on fine weave canvas, it is also known as “Petitpoint”. Our needlepoint designs are hand crafted with only a basic and simple “tent stitch”, and rely on colour changes in the wool yarn to construct the pattern.
Our regular decorative needlepoint pillows have 132 stitches per square inch. Our Petit Point pillows have an incredible 576 stitches per square inch for even greater detail. Several of our pillows are a mix stitch of regular grosse point Needlepoint and Petit Point stitch. They are indeed a beautiful expression of hand artistry and timeless beauty.
In Victorian times, certain flowers had specific meanings because the flower selection was limited and good etiquette used more symbols and gestures to communicate than words Gifts of blooms, plants, and specific floral arrangements were used to send a coded message to the recipient, allowing the sender to express feelings which could not be spoken aloud in Victorian society.This design depicts an orange lily LILIUM humboldtii accurately by its leaves. The meaning of wealth, of course, differs from “coquetry” of a Day Lily.
- Made of 100% Wool yarn.
- Yarn dyed for colour fast.
- Velveteen cotton backing: Black.
- Zipper closure hidden mid way.
- Square Size : 16″x16″
- Cover only.
- All measurements are approximate with a variance of 5-10% deviance.
- Dry clean.
Approximate prices in other currencies: US$ 46.03 / UK pound sterling 32.35 / Euro 42.16 (Jan. 2016)