|Marble Horse Medallion|
Some years ago, my sister-in-law & brother-in-law built their dream house and barn. They had several horses. SIL designed a horse medallion which their son executed in marble set into the floor of the barn! Isn't it stunning?
Somewhere along the way, DH and I thought it would be a cool gift for them if I were to render the medallion in needlepoint. I finally did it this year!
Being the Bargello fanatic that I am, the piece is worked completely in Bargello, except for the outer border, which is worked in a large Brick stitch. I used Watercolours and Silk & Ivory throughout. The mane is in a zig zag Bargello in solid black Watercolours, but it doesn't show up in the photo. Horsey's nose disappeared because it was too light. I fixed it before it was framed. I'm very pleased with the result & SIL loves her new picture.
(Blogger is not cooperating today, I cannot get the pictures to do anything but line up!)
|Bargello Horse Medallion, before border|
|Bargello Hourse Medallion, Finished|