keeping up appearances..dos

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!

2 Responses to “keeping up appearances..dos”

  1. Franki says:

    Where’s the close up so we can read the instructions?

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