2007 Gwen Blakley Kinsler

Gwen Blakley Kinsler
Rolling Meadows, IL USA

The paisley shape is also known as the Kashmir, serabend or almond shape.  It has been described as a drop of water, a fern-frond, pear, almond, fig or pine cone.  The origin is unclear, but it is thought to be linked to the shape of a cypress tree which symbolizes “eternal life.”

From:  “Design Sources for Symbolism” by Jan Messent

I used:
Carat, gold
Rayon embroidery floss, yellow
Berroco Crystal FX, chanterelle
Coats Knit Cro Sheen, metallic gold
DMC Mouline Metallic, gold
DMC Retors A Broder #4, gold

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