Linen appliqué on lightweight wool. This embroidery was executed on a scroll frame using Appleton Crewel Weight wool thread.
In the knot work design, the edges of the appliqué were secured with stem stitches. For the owl design, the edges were finished with either stem or chain stitches (reminiscent of feathers).
The finished embroidery panel was attached to a brown wool Norse apron dress.
Photo credit: Amit Rathee