Now that I am back from my visit to Nablus in Palestine it is not surprising that my latest stitching project is another Palestinian design. Though in this case I had started the stitching before leaving for Nablus. The composition is called Flags and comes from the the Jerusalem area, which we did visit on our trip. As usual the design comes that great treasure, Palestinian Embroidery Motifs by Margarita Skinner and Widad Kamel Kawar. This time I have used a white fabric, this time in 16ct Aida. This a particularly bright composition and I am using two different shades of blue, green, yellow and red, plus a dark pewter grey for the outline of the flags. I have now completed the lower left quadrant which gives a good idea of the overall design.
While in Nablus I managed to come across some wonderful examples of traditional embroidery and I hope to show some of these pieces in a later post.