Hand embroidered onto antique linen and framed in a vintage Oxford frame. Snowdrops have many folk names, including Candlemass Bells, Pierce Neige and Fair Maids of February, the latter being my favourite.
These fair maids were created using satin stitch, French knots, rollover stitch, split stitch and stem stitch. The picture measures 9.5 x 15.5 cm (3.5 x 6 ") and the frame measures 24 x 18 cm (9.5 x 7'). The embroidery has been hand stretched over acid free card to increase its longevity.