In a previous home that I owned, my study had a blue color theme. I had found a design of Delft tiles in blue that I really liked. I decided to stitch them for that room.
Delft pottery was blue and white pottery originally made in and around Delft in the Netherlands. A white glaze was applied to the pieces and then decorated with metallic oxides. Delftware included plates, ornaments and tiles. The original Delftware was produced in the 17th century and it is still being produced 350 years later. I have a bit of Dutch in my ancestry and I also have a few pieces of Delftware so these designs were good choices for me.
I found some Delft tile designs adapted to cross stitch and I stitched 3 of them for the walls in my study. This was a relatively early project in my cross stitch legacy and was done in the early 1980’s. Unfortunately, in the process of many moves over the years, I lost some of my original cross stitch books, magazines and charts. The magazine containing these designs are among those that I lost so I cannot identify the source. The pieces were worked on 14 count aida fabric with DMC floss.
At some point over the years I had removed the needlework from the frames to clean it. The frames were then used for something else. To photograph the pieces I put them behind frames but they are not framed in final form so they may appear to be a little crooked.
The picture below is an old picture taken when I had first completed the project.
More cross stitch with a blue theme, just another thread of my life.