Delft Embroidery

Delft Embroidery gains its name from the Delft ware with which all are more or less familiar. Quaint Holland scenes, of which the predominating features are bits of sea view, with sail boats and coast lines showing windmills, are used in this embroidery, as well as equally quaint floral work. The illustrations below illustrate a completed doyley. Illustration 2 shows the details more clearly.

Delft Embroidery Design on a Doily

Delft Embroidery Design Close Up.

The colors used in working these designs are different shades of Delft Blue or shades of Delft Green. Each design is worked in one color throughout, the shading bringing the shadows and high lights into their proper relations. There are no stitches which apply especially to this work. As in the case of the Persian embroidery, the form of the design determines the stitch to be employed.

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