Here is the second in the Keeping Up Appearances series! As viewer will recall this work was inspired by a long lost and then found copy of mid-20th century American etiquette.
This one challenged my sense of balance with the delicate embroidered and painted dresser scarves vs. heavier woven dyed and painted dinner napkins.
Then when I needed just a touch more light color linen I hand-stitched together four embroidered bridge luncheon napkins and screen-printed there as well. This one also deals with smoking and eating in the office and proper salutations when writing a business letter.
This work is part of my campaign to stock the studio before I have knee surgery. I am having great fun with this new series!