Quando comecei a interessar-me por bordados (há muito pouco tempo…) percebi que havia um estilo a que se dá o nome de redwork
Lembrei-me logo disto:

When I begun reading about embroideries (not so long ago…) I became aware of a sort of embroiderey called redwork
At once this called to my mind:

Este pano de cozinha foi bordado pela minha Mãe há mais de 50 anos. É o que resta de uma série com bordados de cafeteiras, bules, tachos, talheres, mãos… e ainda tem andado a uso.

Estou a planear fazer, de memória, uma série para a minha filha. Só não sei que tipo de pano utilizar. Que dizem?
ADENDA: a minha irmã diz-me que este pano foi feito para o enxoval. Ora os meus Pais casaram em 1933!!! O pano tem, no mínimo 75 anos!

This kitchen-cloth embroided by my Mother is over fifty. This is all we have left from an embroidered series with cofee-pots, tea-pots, pans, covers, hands… and we still make use of it.

I’m planning to make by heart some for my daughter. I only don’t know what kind of cloth I may use. Any idea?
ADD-ON: My sister tells me the kitchencloth belonged to my Mother’s trousseau My Parent’s marrige was in 1933!!! This is 75 years old, at least!

Os meus trabalhos em redwork, com o da Mãe ao centro. Gosto.
My redwork, with Mother’s one in the middle. I like it.

Ah! Também há blackwork! Um dia…
There is blackwork too! One day…

5 thoughts on “Redwork

  1. Wow! How wonderful to have that piece of redwork from your mom, Meri. I love the collection of redwork you’ve stitched up. One of these days, I’m going to have to give this a try too!


  2. Great to meet another fan of embroidery!! Thanks for commenting on my blog.Your mother’s piece is very precious – how lovely that you still have it and are inspired by it..


  3. What a lovely mosiac! Great that you have been inspired by your Mother to take up Redwork.


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