Leaned on embroidery that was worked on blue striped linen, there was also work on white striped linen that was stitched with blue thread.
In the example shown here, three graduated shades of blue were used –
dark blue for the Coral Knot stitches and the small leaves,
medium blue for the half-eyelet scallops and the large leaves
and light blue mainly for the filling patterns.
Embroidering the filling patterns in colour is very unusual. You have to have a lot of experience to do this, because every small, not completely cleanly worked area would immediately catch the eye.
The table cloth shown here is made from hand-woven striped linen. This linen was usually only woven in widths of around 80 cm. So here two lengths of linen were joined.
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