Art Project: Green Apron 2 Complete!

In the middle of tax season, I managed to grab the 20 hours needed to complete my Green Apron project (started in 2017). The embroidery forms include smocking and drawn thread. All hand-stiched using green linen thread.

The top is worked in honey-comb smocking. I just love how honeycomb looks.



One of my favorite historic pictures is from Durer where you can see honeycomb smocking peeking out at the waist.


The big part of the apron is the drawn hemwork along the bottom. The five rows took forever to prep the bars. Once the bars are done, drawnwork is done in a handful of hours. Like most everything in the world, prepwork is the secret – the hidden part of the iceberg. But the results are worth it, don’t you think?