Close ups on The Crock of Gold Hoard

Very few words with this post – Megan asked for some pictures that showed the dimensionality of the various stitches, so here they are!

Looking into the lid

Looking into the lid

A View into the Crock

A View into the Crock

I’ve left the pictures larger than usual, so do click on them to have a closer look at the stitches and the purls!

Looking Into the Crock

Looking Into the Crock

Side View across the ground

Side View across the ground

I’ve enjoyed revisiting the Crock and looking at it from new angles. I would have loved a strong side light to pick up the glints, but is has been overcast – a good light for working on the Glittering Nightcap, which I’ve finally got back to, in spite of my breath condensing on the magnifier!

A diagonal view

A diagonal view

And again...

And again…


  1. Alex says:

    That was lovely. I really enjoyed my close up examination of the Hoard – not just really seeign what you’ve done with the purls and chip work, but also admiring the precision of your stitching. A delight!

  2. Penny says:

    Oh Rachel – thanks so much for sharing these ‘up close’ photos. Your perfection is even more striking when seen like this. Beautiful!!

  3. “Lovely” is the right adjective. Thanks for posting more photographs. I’m sure they don’t do it justice.

  4. Carolyn says:

    Love those images the piece looks lovely. As to your breath condensing on the magnifier I am sitting here melting. The humidity is 78% and the temperature 29degrees C.

  5. tanya says:

    how big is it?

  6. Your stitching is beautiful!

  7. ladyfi says:

    Oh, it really is wonderful!

  8. Anita says:

    It’s gorgeous! I enjoyed looking at the pics from different angles,thanks for sharing Rachel.

  9. Terrie says:

    Really so detail and delicate as well the 3D effect is impressive.

  10. karen says:

    this is such a beautiful and perfectly executed piece of work Rachel. Thank you for these close up images.

  11. Susan says:

    First of all, I LOVED all the close up pics so thanks to both you AND Megan. There’s a heck of a lot of stitching on this piece. I love that basket, and the seed stitches and the gold and…