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Beppy Berlin’s Needlework Gallery Page 4

Beppy Berlin’s Needlework Gallery Page 4

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.

Embroideries are sold at less than their true value as finding home for the embroideries is important to us. View Available

Techniques

Page 1

Stitched Cards   |   Flowers   |   Landscape Embroideries

Page 2

Canvas Work   |   Canvas Work РBargello   |   Canvas Work РCushion

Page 3

Applique   |   Bags   |   Beaded Needlework   |   Blackwork   |  Books   |   Boxes

Cases   |   Christmas Decorations   |   Experimental Stitches   |   Goldwork

Hapsburg Lace  |   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

Pulled Work

Beppy played around with pulled work stitches on hand painted backgrounds and including surface embroidery stitches, creating some interesting samples.

Pulled Work Landscape #pwl РThis embroidery has a home 

The landscape featuring fields and hills are worked in pulled work and wheat and bushes are worked in surface embroidery stitches on antique ivory 28 count linen fabric.  Finished in a brown picture window mat.  Approximate time it took to make: 4 hours

Mat Size: 8 5/8 inches wide by 7 1/8 inches high

Embroidery Sizes: 5 7/8  inches wide by 4 inches high

Pulled Work Samples, White on Brown #pwsypg – This embroidery has a home

The pulled work samples are worked using off white perle cotton on brown burlap fabric. Finished in a basic picture window mat.  Approximate time it took to make: 3 hours

Mat Size: 10 1/2 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches high

Embroidery Sizes: 8  inches wide by 2 3/4 inches high

Pulled Work Samples, Yellow, Purple and Greens #pwsypg – Purchase

The pulled work samples are worked on a hand painted counted linen fabric and the stitches are worked in DMC embroidery cotton. Finished together in a picture window mat.  Approximate time it took to make: 4 hours.

Mat Size: 5 1/2 inches wide by 8 inches high

Embroidery Sizes: 3  inches wide by 2 3/8 inches high

Pulled Work Samples, Reds and Purples #pwsrp – purchase

The pulled work samples are worked on a hand painted counted linen fabric and the stitches are worked in DMC embroidery cotton. Finished together in a picture window mat.  Approximate time it took to make: 10 hours.

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

Embroidery Sizes: 2  inches wide by 2 5/8 inches high and 2 3/8 inches wide by 2 6/8 inches high

Pulled Work Samples, White, Blue and Multi Coloured #pwswbmcPurchase

Three pulled work samples are worked on 28 count linen fabric. One pulled sample is worked in white threads, the middle sample is worked in blue threads of various thicknesses and the other sample is worked in blue, green, pink, turquoise, yellow and purple threads. Finished together in a brown picture window mat.  Approximate time it took to make: 9 hours.

Mat Size: 7 5/8 inches wide by 9 1/2 inches high

Embroidery Sizes: 2  inches wide by 3 inches high

Pulled Work Embroidery Garden #pweg – This embroidery has a home

The pulled work garden is worked on a hand painted counted linen fabric and the stitches are worked in DMC embroidery cotton, perle cotton and metallic thread. Surface embroidery stitches are also worked on the embroidery in French knots and needle woven leaves that stand out from the embroidery. Finished in a hand painted sturdy picture window mat/frame.  Approximate time it took to make: 6 hours.

Mat Size: 6 inches wide by 9 3/8 inches high

Embroidery Size: 3 inches wide by 6 inches high

Pulled Work Embroidery Garden Round #pwegr – This embroidery has a home

The pulled work garden is  worked on a hand painted counted linen fabric and the stitches are worked in DMC embroidery cotton and perle cotton and embellished with beads. Surface embroidery stitches are also worked on the embroidery in French knots and needle woven leaves that stand out from the embroidery. Finished in a hand painted round picture window mat.  Approximate time it took to make: 6 hours.

Mat Size: 8 1/4 inches wide by 8 1/2 inches high

Embroidery Size: 5 inches wide by 5 inches high

Samplers: Counted

Beppy worked a variety of counted thread samplers using different embroidery threads and fabrics.

Multi Coloured Counted Thread Sampler #mccts – This embroidery has a home

This pretty counted thread sampler is worked in many different colours DMC embroidery cotton on 32 count linen fabric. The sampler features canvas work patterns and blackwork patterns and also features needle woven petals on the last stitch pattern on the sampler.  The sampler is finished in a green frame.  Approximate time it took to make: 8 hours.

Frame Size: 3 3/4 inches wide by 9 3/4 inches high

Embroidery Size: 1 1/2 inches wide by 7 1/4 inches high

Knot Garden Sampler of Stitches #kgss – This embroidery has a home

A sampler of stitches that depict the look of a knot garden are worked on 16 count mono canvas in perle cotton and crewel wool. Finished in a hand painted square picture window mat.  Approximate time it took to make: 8 hours.

Mat Size: 8 1/4 inches wide by 8 1/2 inches high

Embroidery Size: 5 inches wide by 5 inches high

Samplers: Cross-Stitch

Beppy made cross-stitch samplers for her family and herself.

Cross-Stitch Alphabet Sampler 1981 #csas1981 – Purchase

Cross-stitch alphabet sampler stitched Beppy in 1981 using green DMC embroidery cotton on ivory 24 count linen fabric.

Approximate time it took to make: 40 hours.

Overall Size: 33 inches wide by 25 inches high

Embroidery Size: 30 inches wide by 23 1/2 inches high

Cross-Stitch Sampler for Margo and Jan #swsd – This embroidery has a home

Beppy stitched the cross-stitch sampler for Margo her sister and Jan her brother in law.

Approximate time it took to make: 40 hours.

Samplers: White Work

Beppy made white work samplers that had mixed techniques such as pulled work, hardanger and cross-stitch.

Sampler White Work with White and Red Thread #wwswrt – Purchase

The sampler is worked in pulled work stitches and Hardanger stitches using white thread on 32 count linen fabric. The alphabet is worked in cross-stich, flower leaves and stems and the hearts are worked in red thread. The sampler is also embellished with white beads.  Mounted on a brown board so that the pulled work stitches stand out.  Unframed.  Approximate time it took to make: 20 hours.

Overall Size: 8 1/8 inches wide by 10 1/2 inches high

Embroidery Size: 5 inches wide by 9 1/4 inches high

Shadow Work

Beppy worked a few designs in shadow work embroidery.

Shadow Work Butterfly #swb – This embroidery has a home

The butterfly is worked by sandwiching blue fabrics for the wings and body between two pieces of opaque white organza fabric and held in place with a running stitch in a metallic thread. The embroidery is two sided. Finished in a picture window mat.  Approximate time it took to make: 1 hour.

Mat Size: 8 inches wide by 7 inches high

Embroidery Size: 3 1/2 inches wide by 2 3/4 inches high

Tulip Shadow Work Photo Frame #tswpf – Purchase

The tulip photo frame is worked by sandwiching metallic fabrics under a piece of opaque organza fabric against a silk fabric and held in place with a back stitch. Approximate time it took to make: 4 hours.

Frame Size: 6 1/4 inches wide by 7 1/2 inches high

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

Shadow Work Snow Drop #swsd – This embroidery has a home

The snow drop is worked by sandwiching fabrics between two pieces of opaque white organza fabric and held in place with a running stitch. Two of the leaves are worked in herringbone stitch. The embroidery is two sided. Finished in hand made padded window mat that can be viewed from both sides.  Approximate time it took to make: 5 hours.

Mat Size: 8 1/4  inches wide by 10 7/8 inches high

Embroidery Size: 2 1/2 inches wide by 7 1/2 inches high

Silk Ribbon Work

Beppy produced some beautifully executed silk ribbon embroidery pieces, some on hand painted backgrounds.

Silk Ribbon Embroidery Fox Gloves #srefg – This embroidery has a home

The fox gloves are worked in silk ribbon embroidery on a blue linen fabric, the grasses around the bottom of the fox gloves are worked in surface embroidery stitches using perle cotton. The embroidery is finished in a picture window mat.  Approximate time it took to make: 4 hours.

Silk Ribbon Embroidery Flower Bouquet #srefb – Purchase

Silk ribbon and long surface embroidery stitches were used to create this beautiful bouquet of flowers on a linen fabric. Has a picture window mat for finishing.  Approximate time it took to make: 4 hours.

Mat Size: 7 inches wide by 9 inches high

Embroidery Size: 3 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches high

Silk Ribbon Fuchsia Embroidery Photo Frame #srfepf – Purchase

The hand made padded photo frame is embellished with silk ribbon embroidery fuchsia’s on off-white silk fabric. Approximate time it took to make: 3 hours.

Frame Size: 5 1/8 inches wide by 6 3/4 inches high

Oval Opening for Photo Size: 3 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches high

Silk Ribbon Fuchsia Embroidery Brown Photo Frame #srfebpf – Purchase

The hand made padded photo frame is embellished with silk ribbon embroidery fuchsia’s on brown silk fabric. Approximate time it took to make: 3 hours.

Frame Size: 5 1/8 inches wide by 5 7/8 inches high

Oval Opening for Photo Size: 2 1/2 inches wide by 3 1/4 inches high

Silk Ribbon Flowers Embroidery Photo Frame #srfepf2 – Purchase

The padded photo frame is made with a hand painted cotton fabric that is embellished with silk ribbon embroidery fuchsia’s, fox gloves and small flowers. Approximate time it took to make: 5 hours.

Frame Size: 5 inches wide by 6 1/8 inches high

Oval Opening for Photo Size: 2 1/4 inches wide by 3 1/4 inches high

Stump Work

Beppy stitched some beautiful stump work and surface embroidery embroideries.

Stumpwork Apple Blossoms inside an Apple #saba – Purchase

This is a stumpwork embroidery that Beppy was working on with apple blossoms and leaves worked in needle lace, some with padding, in an outline of an apple.  The embroidery is still in the pink plastic hoop that she was working the embroidery in.  Approximate time it took to make: 6 hours.

Hoop Size: 5 1/2 inches

Embroidery Size: 3 inches wide by 3 inches high

Stumpwork Blue Butterfly and Wild Flower #swbbwf – This embroidery has a home

The blue butterfly is worked in stumpwork Рdetached long and short stitch wings with a beaded body and the wild flower in surface embroidery stitches using DMC embroidery cotton on silk fabric.  Approximate time it took to make: 8 hours.

Stumpwork Winter Foliage #swf – This embroidery has a home

This winter inspired stumpwork embroidery features raised leaves, petals and berries. Worked in DMC embroidery cotton on a cotton fabric. Finished in a brown frame with a round green picture window mat Рno glass.  Approximate time it took to make: 30 hours.

Frame Size: 8 3/4  inches wide by 8 3/4 inches high

Embroidery Size: 4 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches high

Techniques

Page 1

Stitched Cards   |   Flowers   |   Landscape Embroideries

Page 2

Canvas Work   |   Canvas Work РBargello   |   Canvas Work РCushion

Page 3

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

Cases   |   Christmas Decorations   |   Experimental Stitches   |   Goldwork

Hapsburg Lace  |   Hapsburg Lace with Knot Gardens   |   Hardanger   |   Needle Lace

You are on  Page 4

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

Shadow Work   |   Silk Ribbon Work   |   Stumpwork