HNW - X-Rated Embroidery

Connie Carroll Connie.Bunny at
Sun Mar 25 07:02:54 PST 2001


Do you have a photo of your embroidery? Would love to see it.

Mistress Bunny

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-h-needlework at
> [mailto:owner-h-needlework at]On Behalf Of Kim Salazar
> Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2001 9:22 AM
> To: H-Needlework at
> Subject: HNW - X-Rated Embroidery
> I know it's far from being X-Rated, but I did once raise a few eyebrows
> over an embroidery some considered to be a tad shameless.
> I had done a panel featuring the last pattern in "The New Carolingian
> Modelbook".  This pattern shows winged undines - bare breasted as those
> mermaids are usually illustrated.
> I submitted the finished panel to the annual embroidery exhibition at
> Woodlawn Plantation in Mount Vernon, VA.  Woodlawn is part of an estate
> once owned by George Washington and his family, and each year sponsors a
> wonderful juried exhibition of the needle arts.  The judging panel is
> composed of notables from the world of textile and embroidery
> scholarship,
> and VIPs and staff involved in the various volunteer efforts associated
> with various Mount Vernon historic and preservation societies.
> My mermaid panel did indeed win an "honorable mention," but it must have
> aroused extreme comment because it was hung waaaayyyyy up at the top of a
> 10-foot wall, well beyond any distance which would have allowed people to
> see the meticulous double running stitch work.  More amusingly, the prize
> ribbon pinned was affixed so that it "fig-leafed" the bosom areas of the
> offending mermaids.
> So I guess I am an offender in that I promulgate R-rated embroideries and
> insist on showing them in G-rated venues.  [grin]
> Ianthe
> Kim Salazar
> kbsalazar at

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