can’t leave well enough alone

tapestrypillow

If you do much cross stitch you might recognize this design as one by Teresa Wentzler: the lower part of “The Castle Sampler.”. I really like her designs but the colors she usually uses are not “me” at all. So I change them. Here cool pastels became bright autumn colors. I added the banner in the background, too. That’s mine. No, really – I have a real full-size banner like it that used to hang on my apartment wall. šŸ™‚ I changed someĀ small details, too, like not having the women wearing wimples.

The pillow itself is made of golden yellow suedecloth with turquoise satin piping around the edges, to match colors in the embroidery.

Here’s a close-up of part of the embroidery.

Ā tapestry-detail

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