Home Sweet Home

Cross-stitch bookmark. (It's cross-stitch, right?)

Home Sweet Home


Found in "Texas" by James Michener. Published by Random House, 1985.
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6 comments:

Grace said...

No it's not cross stitch, it is an unfinished needlepoint project. x-stitch is exactly that - x's are used to make the design. Needlepoint fills in the entire backing material while x-stitch is usually used for border decorations or monograms - things like that. Definitions can be found HERE

unmoderated said...

Thanks, Grace. I know next to nothing about this kind of thing. I can knit, though so I got that going for me.

abelian said...

It's made on perforated paper. I don't think it's unfinished; when perforated paper was used, the background usually wasn't filled in. There's an example here:

http://www.victoriana.com/Embroidery/perforatedpaper.html

Dorothy

Park Avenue Princess said...

Personally, I don't care which it is...I LOVE IT!

x0xx Amy

Kate said...

Any guess to how old it is? The style and the use of perf paper can be over 100 years old, but it looks in good condition.

unmoderated said...

Not a clue, Kate. If you said it was from 1900 I wouldn't argue. My guess is that it is a few decades old, judging by the fading and wear, but I am no expert.

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