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hand-embroidered needlepoint NIGHTSWIMMING original canvas

hand-embroidered needlepoint NIGHTSWIMMING original canvas

Regular price $2,950.00 USD
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Hand-embroidered "NIghtswimming" is a one of a kind work of art by Cheryl Westbrook, Founder of Mommani Threads. Intricately stitched stream of consciousness over a period of months -almost 90 hours to complete.

"Nightswimming" began with a simple butterfly, created with petit-point stitches to highlight the detail of this ephemeral beauty. I thought by stitching her in black and white, I could create an unexpected contrast between the daylight flutter and the mysterious night.

The imaginative elements were stitched stream of consciousness, allowing my hand to go where willed. Many flowers have eyes; many are so tiny, but an integral part of the night's magic.

The snakelet is playful, more apt to kisses than hisses. The winged insects are amusing, floating softly with the botanicals.

Seeing this, I dream of nightswimming, bathing in the beauty of the forest waters, surrounded by a host of living, lyrical creatures.

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Silk and Merino wool tapestry threads - organic & natural, without nylon or man-made fibers

Stitched on Zweigart Penelope canvas, with sufficient border for framing or pillow finishing. (If you plan to finish as a pillow, please let me know. I will add stitching around the design for attaching your chosen finishing fabric.)

Truly one of a kind.

Canvas is delivered rolled in a tube with insurance coverage.

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dry-clean please

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