10 February 2012

Reversa Work Table Runner

In my continuing nostalgia process, here is another of my old pieces. It's a red and white reversa work, based on a pattern from Plate 44 from Bassees’ “New Modelbuch” of 1568. It's done in long arm cross stitch.

More details are available on my other website.

Reversa Work – a lesser known variety of voided work produced on the Iberian Peninsula. It has many similarities with Assisi work, including stitches and colour choice. Other characteristics include in later periods to the use of yellow as a filling colour and the outlining of patterns in either black or another colour, darker than the filling.