The Persian Fantasy Finished

Finally Finished, Mounted and Up On The Wall

Finally Finished, Mounted and Up On The Wall

As far as I recall, I spent one month each on the first two panels, and then two months on the third, and three months on the final panel. I only embroidered in the evenings when I got back from work, probably not more than a couple of hours each night.

The closely packed fly stitches forming the poplar trees are largely responsible for the length of time the final panel took. I’m not the most patient person and I was nearly at screaming point with fly stitch by the time I had finished them!

The panels are mounted over padded wooden frames.  I couldn’t find suitable two-way hinges to make a folding screen (and if I’m honest, we don’t have anywhere where such a thing would be useful!) so I simply hung them on the dining room wall. I don’t think anyone who has come for dinner has ever failed to comment!


  1. Lady Fi says:

    That is spectacular! Just stunning. Well done you.

  2. coral-seas says:

    Wow, they are splendid. I’ve really enjoyed this series of blogs, revealing the details. Each one is lovely but together they are really impressive.

  3. Rachel says:

    Thank you. I enjoyed stitching these so much, it is good to know that other people are enjoying reading about them!

  4. Rachel says:

    Thank you. I still look at it over the breakfast table with unashamed delight – “I did that!”

  5. karen says:

    your embroidery is exquisite, so fine, just lovely.

  6. Rachel says:

    Coming from one with your skill, Karen, that is praise indeed. Thank you.

  7. Judith says:

    That is just exquisite! I love Persian imagery and you have captured the scenes beautifully. I going to look at more of your posts and thank you for visiting my blog earlier.

  8. mollie says:

    Amazing! How can you not be a patient person, and have still created that? It’s so lovely!

  9. Janice says:

    It’s truly beautiful, and referring to what you said a couple of posts back about balance I do agree. And yes – as a metaphor for a successful life too. It’s such a feeling of satisfaction to have completed something like this, isn’t it.

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  11. Anita says:

    Wow!! You’ve done great job. I enjoyed reading all these posts.I like the horse…
    I couldn’t find this because I was searching for the screen panel tag.Thank you so much for sending the link.

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