hand embroidery, machine thread painting
Garden Lady Hooped Wall Hanging
Inger Waage, a Norwegian artist (1923-1995), explored whimsical garden scenes in her functional dinnerware and serving pieces for the Starvangerflint company in the middle of the last century. They were seen as very avant-garde and somewhat bohemian even then. Her work has enjoyed growing popularity among midcentury modern collectors today. In this homage to her work, Nancy Devine created a garden that begins in the gardener’s imagination and flows out to the world. She created her Garden Lady design on Essex linen and a myriad of variegated threads and embellishments that have lived in her stash for long enough. I hope you try this free-flowing design that holds heaven, wildflowers, and a sense of bliss. None of the stitches used are complicated, and even the placement template is just a guideline. Make this garden lady your very own. The stitches used to hand embroider the Garden Lady Wall Hanging: satin stitch, stem stitch, split stitch, lazy daisy stitch, French knots. Thread painting by machine was used for the leaves and flower centers.