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Beppy Berlin’s Needlework Gallery Page 3

Beppy Berlin’s Needlework Gallery Page 3

Beppy Berlin is my mother who greatly inspired me to stitch and to become a designer.

In my childhood mum taught me different forms of needlework and crafts, I remember fun days in the kitchen sitting around the table by the warmth of the rayburn with my mum and sister creating Christmas cards or trying out needlework techniques. My sister never really took to needlework but fondly remembers how mum was so willing to inspire us.

Mum loved trying out lots of needlework techniques and was a part time teacher for over 50 years. She enjoyed showing others how to stitch, she inspired people and made many friends through teaching needlework.

In January 2023 my Dad passed away from a fast progressing cancer, we knew Mum had been experiencing memory loss and hadn’t been teaching classes for a couple of years, but we did not realize how much as Dad had been covering up her dementia so that he could care for her. After Dads death my sister and I realized mums need for 24 hour care and have found her a caring home that supports her needs that family and her friends can visit regularly and take her out. She loves to go out for coffee and cake and people watching, below is a picture of us after coffee and cake at a chilly England beach.

This gallery shows the needlework pieces that mum has stitched over the last 50 years. She has stitched well over 300 pieces and she kept the pieces that she stitched so we have the pleasure of enjoying them, but we are looking for homes for some of her beautiful needlework as we don’t have room to display them all ūüôā and it is a shame that they sit in storage and not be enjoyed.

If you are interested in purchasing one of Beppy’s embroideries please email me with the embroidery name and # and I will set up an invoice on my website for you to pay. An embroidery can be mailed with an order to save you on shipping costs. Embroideries are sold at less than their true value as finding homes for the embroideries is important to us.

Techniques

Page 1

Stitched Cards   |   Flowers   |   Landscape Embroideries

Page 2

Canvas Work   |   Canvas Work РBargello

You are on  Page 3

Bags   |   Beaded Needlework   |   Blackwork Work   |  Books   |   Boxes   |   Cases

Christmas Decorations   |   Experimental Stitches   |   Goldwork

Hapsburg Lace with Knot Gardens   |   Hardanger   |   Needle Lace

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Pulled Work   |   Samplers РCounted   |   Samplers РCross-Stitch   |   Samplers РWhite Work

Shadow Work   |   Silk Ribbon Work   |   Stumpwork

Bags

Beppy made some beautifully stitched bags.

Brazilian Bag Decorated with Beads #bbdb – $50.00

This beautiful bag is worked in Brazilian embroidery on mono canvas using rayon threads, perle cotton and embroidery cotton in greens, blues, purples and yellows. In between the Brazilian stitches, the bag is decorated in French knots and beads which catch the light. The inside of the bag is lined with soft light purple felt. Approximate time it took to make: 16 hours.

Bag Size: 7 inches wide by 4 3/4 inches high

Embroidery Size: 3 inches wide by 6 1/4 inches high

Beaded Needlework

Beppy worked some samplers using beads.

Multi-Coloured Beaded Sampler with Cross-Stitch #mbsc – $35.00

The sampler is worked in green, purple, pink, blue and gold beads and cross-stitch in green DMC embroidery cotton on 32 count linen. The sampler is finished in a green and gold frame – no glass. Approximate time it took to make: 8 hours.

Frame Size: 7 3/4 inches wide by 7 3/4 inches high

Embroidery Size: 4 inches wide by 4 inches high

Brown and Gold Beaded Sampler with Cross-Stitch #bgbsc – $50.00

The sampler is worked in brown and gold beads and cross-stitch in green DMC embroidery cotton on 32 count linen. The sampler is finished in a brown frame – no glass. Approximate time it took to make: 16 hours.

Frame Size: 7 3/8 inches wide by 9 3/8 inches high

Embroidery Size: 3 inches wide by 6 1/4 inches high

Green, Blue, Copper and Gold Beaded Sampler with Sequins #bgcgbss – $50.00

The sampler is worked in green, blue, copper and gold beads and sequins on dark turquoise silk fabric. The sampler is mounted on a dark blue silk fabric covered board. Approximate time it took to make: 40 hours.

Total Size: 5 3/8 inches wide by 9 inches high

Embroidery Size: 2 inches wide by 5 5/8 inches high

Blackwork

Beppy played around with blackwork, often painting the background and used coloured threads.

Blackwork Samples, Beetle and Flower #bsbf – These embroideries have a home

The blackwork beetle sample is worked with black DMC embroidery cotton on 16 count aida and the blackwork flower sample is worked with black DMC embroidery cotton on 32 count lugana. The samples are not finished for display. Approximate time it took to make: 2 hours.

Beetle Size: 2 3/8 inches wide by 2 3/8 inches high

Flower Size: 2 inches wide by 2 inches high

Blackwork Embroidery of Stitches in Black Round Frame #besbrf – $10.00

The blackwork embroidery of different stitches is worked with black DMC embroidery cotton on 22 count fabric. The embroidery is finished in a black plastic hoop frame. Approximate time it took to make: 6 hours.

Hoop Size: 4 3/4 inches

Blackwork Apple: $20.00 #ba – There is a bend in the top right hand corner of the mat

The fabric behind the blackwork stitches is painted in green, the apple gets its shaded appearance by changing the density of the blackwork pattern by adding or eliminating stitches in the pattern. The stitches are worked with green DMC embroidery cotton on 32 count linen fabric. Finished in a picture window mat. Approximate time it took to make: 4 hours.

Mat Size: 6 1/4 inches wide by 7 1/4 inches high

Embroidery Size: 3 1/4 inches wide by 3 7/8 inches high

Blackwork Sampler: $25.00 #bs

The blackwork sampler is worked with black DMC embroidery cotton and gold metallic thread on 22 count even weave fabric. Unframed. Approximate time it took to make: 14 hours.

Embroidery Size: 5 inches wide by 6 inches high

Blackwork Embroidery Photo Frame: $20.00 #bepf

The hand made padded photo frame is worked in blackwork embroidery stiches using DMC embroidery cotton and metallic thread on 22 count grey even weave fabric. Approximate time it took to make: 5 hours.

Frame Size: 6 1/4 inches wide by 7 7/8 inches high

Oval Opening for Photo Size: 2 3/4 inches wide by 3 3/4 inches high

Books

Beppy made books, the covers decorated with different needlework techniques and the pages hand bound using decorative paper or felt.

Hand Made Paper Book with Silk Shaded Iris #hmpbssi – This book has a home

The cover of the book has a iris worked in silk shading using silk threads on a blue silk Dupioni fabric, the leaves and petals of the iris are outlined in couched down gold Japan thread. The book is hand bound in the French link technique using thick grey rustic paper, perle cotton and ribbon.

Mum often used her books as memory keep sakes such as small photo albums or where she wrote her favourite memories.  Approximate time it took to make: 8 hours.

Book Size: 3 5/8 inches long by 3 1/8 inches wide by 1 7/8 inches high

26 Pages – each page measures: 3 3/8 inches long by 2 7/8 inches wide

Hand Made Paper Book with Beaded Cover #hmpbbc – This book has a home

The cover of the book is worked in beading on red silk Dupioni fabric. The book is hand bound in the French link technique using thick dark blue rustic paper, perle cotton and ribbon.

Mum often used her books as memory keep sakes such as small photo albums or where she wrote her favourite memories.  Approximate time it took to make: 6 hours.

Boxes

Beppy made hand stitched boxes decorated on the exterior and sometimes in interior with different needlework techniques.

Pulled Work Box Multi Coloured #pwbmc – This embroidery has a home

The lid of the box is worked in pulled work embroidery using DMC embroidery cotton and rayon thread on a hand painted counted linen fabric. The pulled work embroidery is embellished with beads and French knots worked in perle cotton, rayon thread and variegated thread that stand out from the embroidery. The sides and the bottom of the box is a plain green fabric, the interior of the box is unfinished. Approximate time it took to make: 8 hours.

Box Size: 4 1/4 inches long by 4 1/4 inches wide by 2 inches high

Cases

Beppy made a variety of cases to store needlework tools or supplies.

Hexagonal Case to Hold Packets of Needles #hcpn – This embroidery has a home

The outside of the case on both sides is worked in a counted thread flower pattern and needle woven petals on a counted fabric using greens and variegated orange embroidery cotton. The inside of the case is lined with felt and has ribbons that hold packets of needles in place.  Approximate time it took to make: 5 hours.

Case Size: 3 1/2 inches high by 3 1/2 inches wide

Square Case to Hold Beads When Stitching #schbws – $20.00

The outside of the case on both sides is worked in a counted thread flower pattern in pinks and purple perle cotton on green 16 count aida. The inside of the case has a large piece of pink felt that folds into the case. When the case is open the felt can be used to hold beads or spangles so they do not move around when stitching.  A hand made pink and purple cord ties the case closed. Approximate time it took to make: 5 hours.

Case Size: 3 1/2 inches high by 3 1/2 inches wide

Felt Size: 7 inches high by 7 inches wide

Flat Heart Case to Hold Photos/Keep Sakes #fhchpk – $50.00

The front of the case has a heart worked in Hapsburg lace using perle cotton on white 16 count mono canvas and a needle point rose in the center worked in DMC embroidery cotton. The case is covered in dark pink cotton fabric. The inside of the case is lined with light pink cotton fabric and has a dark pink cotton fabric pocket to slide flat items into like photographs, or written keep sakes.  Approximate time it took to make: 10 hours.

Case Size: 6 1/4 inches high by 5 3/4 inches wide

Christmas Decorations

Beppy made handmade Christmas decorations in a variety of techniques.

Hand Quilted White and Gold Christmas Decoration #hqwgcd – This embroidery has a home

The hand quilted star Christmas decoration can be viewed from both sides and has a gold and pearl decorative bead hanging from the bottom.  Approximate time it took to make: 3 hours.

Size: 3 1/4 inches wide by 3 1/4 inches high – 5 inches high with bead

Hand Quilted Christmas Decorations Set of 3 #hqcd – $12.00

The Christmas decorations are hand quilted with a outside cotton fabric and an interior metallic fabric peeping through. The decorations have gold beads and sequins and two of the decorations have a bell hanging from the bottom. The back of each decoration is plain fabric. Hung from a fine thread.  Approximate time it took to make: 1 hour each

Large Red and Green Decoration Size: 3 3/4 inches high by 3 3/4 inches wide

Small Green Decoration Size: 2 5/8 inches high by 2 5/8 inches wide

Experimental Stitches

Beppy made a variety of stitched samples in many needlework techniques.

Experimental Stitches Surface Embroidery #esse – This embroidery has a home

Surface embroidery stitches using perle cottons and wool threads worked on a brown burlap fabric. Finished in a simple picture window mat.  Approximate time it took to make: 3 hours.

Mat Size: 5 5/8 inches wide by 4 3/4 inches high

Embroidery Size: 3 1/8 inches wide by 2 5/8 inches high

Experimental Stitches Surface Embroidery and Shisha Mirror: $15.00 #essesm

Surface embroidery stitches using perle cotton, wool, metallic threads and embellished with beads and a shisha mirror on a linen fabric. Finished in a picture window mat.  Approximate time it took to make: 3 hours.

Mat Size: 7 inches wide by 7 inches high

Embroidery Size: 3 inches wide by 2 3/4 inches high

Experimental Stitches Surface Embroidery and Pulled Work #essepw – This embroidery has a home

Surface embroidery stitches and pulled work using perle cotton, metallic threads and embellished with beads on a linen fabric. Finished in a picture window mat.  Approximate time it took to make: 3 hours.

Mat Size: 5 1/4 inches wide by 5 1/4 inches high

Embroidery Size: 2 1/2 inches wide by 2 1/2 inches high

Goldwork

Beppy played around a little bit with goldwork, due to the cost of the materials and availability it was not a technique that she explored deeply.

Goldwork Or Nue Tulip 3 #gont – This embroidery has a home

The tulip is worked with in the technique of Or Nue which is the method of creating a design on gold thread by couching down the gold thread in coloured couching stitches. Beppy used a synthetic gold flat braid (normally passing thread is used) couched down with coloured embroidery thread to create the tulip design. The tulip is not finished for display. Approximate time it took to make: 4 hours.

Tulip Size: 2 inches wide by 4 inches high

Goldwork Or Nue Candle #gonc РThis embroidery has a home

The candle is worked with in the technique of Or Nue which is the method of creating a design on gold thread by couching down the gold thread in coloured couching stitches. Beppy used a synthetic gold flat braid (normally passing thread is used) couched down with coloured embroidery thread to create the candle design. Finished in a picture window mat. Approximate time it took to make: 8 hours.

Mat Size: 5 1/2 inches wide by 6 1/2 inches high

Tulip Size: 2 inches wide by 4 inches high

Goldwork Or Nue Monogram #gonm – This embroidery has a home

The monogram is worked with in the technique of Or Nue which is the method of creating a design on gold thread by couching down the gold thread in coloured couching stitches. Beppy used a synthetic gold flat braid (normally passing thread is used) couched down with coloured embroidery thread. Approximate time it took to make: 8 hours.

Hapsburg Lace with Knot Gardens

Beppy enjoyed combining the Hapsburg Lace canvas work technique worked in white with colourful knot gardens.

Hapsburg Lace with Knot Garden #hlkg – This embroidery has a home

The Hapsburg lace embroidery is worked with white perle cotton on 16 count brown mono canvas. The knot garden is worked with yellow canvas work stitches , French knots and Turkey work.  Finished in a brown wooden frame Рno glass.  Approximate time it took to make: 8 hours.

Frame Size: 6 inches wide by 6 inches high

Embroidery Size: 3 1/2 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches high

Hardanger

Beppy has a very even hand and produced beautifully stitched Hardanger embroideries.

Hardanger Green and Purple Sampler #hgps – This embroidery has a home

The hardanger sampler is worked with greens and purple variegated perle cotton thread on 22 count Hardanger fabric.  Mounted on a dark green board and finished in a green frame Рno glass.  Approximate time it took to make: 10 hours.

Frame Size: 6 3/4 inches wide by 6 3/4 inches high

Embroidery Size: 4 7/8 inches wide by 4 7/8 inches high

Hardanger Heart Sampler #hhs – This embroidery has a home

The hardanger sampler is worked with perle cotton thread on 22 count Hardanger fabric.¬† Pattern by Mariann Holich published by Cross ‘N Patch, stitched by Beppy.¬† The embroidery is mounted on brown board and finished in a brown frame – no glass.¬† Approximate time it took to make: 14 hours.

Frame Size: 7 3/8 inches wide by 13 1/4 inches high

Embroidery Size: 3 1/2 inches wide by 10 7/8 inches high

Hardanger Sampler: $50.00 #hs

The hardanger sampler is worked with perle cotton thread on 22 count Hardanger fabric.  Mounted on a grey board to show up the beautiful stitching. Unframed.  Approximate time it took to make: 14 hours.

Overall Size: 8 inches wide by 8 inches high

Embroidery Size: 5 1/4 inches wide by 5 1/4 inches high

Needle Lace

Beppy excelled in needle lace, she produced beautifully stitched samples, playing with colour and different types of thread.

Needle Lace Samples: $20.00 #nls1

The needle lace sample stitches are worked on a hand painted stiff supporting fabric. Four square sections are cut out and filled in with needle lace stitches using variegated thread. The samples are not finished for display.  Approximate time it took to make: 5 hours.

Overall Size: 4 inches wide by 4 inches high

Embroidery Size: 2 1/2 inches wide by 2 1/2 inches high

Needle Lace Samples – This embroidery has a home

The needle lace sample stitches are worked on a hand painted stiff supporting fabric. The sections are cut out and filled in with needle lace stitches using variegated thread, metallic thread, rayon thread and embroidery cotton with beads. Finished in picture window mat. Approximate time it took to make: 7 hours.

Mat Size: 6 7/8 inches wide by 9 5/8 inches high

Embroidery Size: 3 1/4 inches wide by 3 1/4 inches high

Needle Lace Fuchsia #nlf – This embroidery has a home

The fuchsia is worked on a hand painted stiff supporting fabric. The petals and leaves are cut out and filled in with needle lace. Finished in a picture window mat.  Approximate time it took to make: 12 hours.

Mat Size: 5 7/8 inches wide by 7 7/8 inches high

Embroidery Size: 3 1/2 inches wide by 5 1/2 inches high

Techniques

Page 1

Stitched Cards   |   Flowers   |   Landscape Embroideries

Page 2

Canvas Work   |   Canvas Work РBargello

You are on  Page 3

Bags   |   Beaded Needlework   |   Blackwork Work   |  Books   |   Boxes   |   Cases

Christmas Decorations   |   Experimental Stitches   |   Goldwork

Hapsburg Lace with Knot Gardens   |   Hardanger   |   Needle Lace

Page 4

Pulled Work   |   Samplers РCounted   |   Samplers РCross-Stitch   |   Samplers РWhite Work

Shadow Work   |   Silk Ribbon Work   |   Stumpwork