Tenui Filo Magnum Texitur Opus – From One Fine Thread, a Work of Art is Born.
A piece I embroidered that sits above my fireplace mantle from 2018 – inspired From the Encyclopedia of Needlework by Thérèse de Dillmont, one inspiring woman from the 1800’s.
Thérèse de Dillmont (10 October 1846 – 22 May 1890) was an Austrian needleworker and writer. Dillmont’s Encyclopedia of Needlework (1886) has been translated into 17 languages. She owned a string of shops in European capitals and she was “one of the most important pioneers in the international and multicultural enterprise of hobby needlework in the late nineteenth century”.
More information on her on the Wikipedia page.