A Rose basket for you from Saint Petersburg, Russia
Good morning ♫♬♪♫ it’s a jewel of a day in Cape Town — the sun is shining and
I wish you could see all the butterflies in our garden…
I want to show you a magnificent piece by Valentina Razenkova from Saint Petersburg in Russia.
She sent me this exquisite basket of roses….but do have a look at the background!
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See how she has embroidered onto sheer organza fabric? See how her window is showing through the organza background?
I asked her how she prevented the background from puckering out of shape — her beautiful basket and roses are quite a heavy texture for such a delicate background.
Valentina replied that she did not use any backing material…all she did was to use a tapestry needle and a very gentle tension as she stitched. Amazing. Don’t you think it is a masterpiece?
Here is a close-up of her basket…click on the image to enlarge
And her roses… what a gift she has!
And close- up detail of her roses…
Tomorrow I will tell you about a lovely story of an artist and embroiderer who travelled from Australia to Russia to learn from this master in ribbon embroidery :)
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Thank you Valentina, I salute you and thank you for sharing your incredible talent with all of us. I will add other close-up photos of her remarkable landscapes in the weeks to come.
Enjoy your Thursday everyone