Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snow Hill ~ With Mats

Well finally I'm showing you the Jill Rensel mat I bought at The Silver Needle sale. It's for a design I finished back in 2004 called Snow Hill by Shepherd's Bush. Because of the shape of the design, framing it was probably going to be the only way to go with it so I thought the mats would be lovely to enhance the overall look.


Jill's mats are the best I've seen. I don't know anyone who does them any better. They will compliment a design without distracting from it. Her beautiful hand painted artwork always ties in with what appears in the stitched design.


As mentioned, I stitched Snow Hill back in 2004. Such a pretty little pattern which comes in kit form including all silk threads, fabric, and clay button. The fabric is 32ct Creek Bed Brown by R & R.


The colour of the mat was a wonderful surprise to me. I thought it was going to be more of a blue/grey tone but turned out to be brown/grey. This will go with my decor at home much better and appeals to my own taste more.


Now all I have to do is find a frame for it!

25 comments:

Mary said...

Just lovely Jane. The mat certainly sets off the design perfectly. Looking forward to seeing this one framed.

Susan said...

I love Jill Rensel's mats - this one doesn't disappoint!

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Melissa said...

Oh, this is so pretty! I love your stitching and the mat is beautiful. I bet you're looking forward to having this on your wall!

Theresa said...

Wow!!! This is beautiful!!!!!!! The mat compliments your stitched piece very well!!! Love it!!!

Lesleyanne said...

Wow the mat is stunning. It looks as though it was made for the design.

Nina said...

Wow, Jane this is amazing!!! How wonderful bravo!
Did you recieved the frame and papers with the kit too as included? When I have recieved my Holly and Ivy kit it didn't have the frame or papers :(

Lois said...

Gorgeous! Jill Rensel's mats are always so wonderful. This will be beautiful on your wall.

stitchinfiend said...

Beautiful mat and I agree the hand painting compliments the design wonderfully.

Miss F. dit Soon said...

All Jill's mats are really fabulous and make the finish so lovely.

Jane said...

Lesleyanne, this particular mat is made for Snow Hill only. Jill Rensel creates all the mats for Shepherd's Bush designs.

Nina, the chart, instructions, linen, silk threads, and button come with this kit. The mat is bought separately and I am yet to get a frame for it.

Thanks for all your comments, I'm really pleased with this mat and enjoyed showing it to you.

Brigitte said...

Oh my, this mat looks so perfect with the design.

Susimac said...

Its gorgeous Jane, I love Jill Rensel mats too, they are always so pretty

Nancy said...

This is just beautiful! I agree that the mats enhance the design, and what a lovely design it is. Your stitches are just perfect!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Very pretty, Jane. The mat is a nice addition but it is really your beautiful stitching that makes it so stunning.

mollycaff said...

I don't think I've ever seen a mat as beautiful as that one, what a difference it makes to the design, which is pretty enough as it is!

Andrea said...

Beautiful. The mats certainly just add that special touch.

Robin said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait to see it framed!

Rocky Mountain Stitcher said...

very pretty stitching and the mats are fantastic

bea de caracas said...

A wonderfull mat for a wonderfull stitch...
Kisses to you...

Loraine said...

Such a beautiful mat! I will have to check out Jill's shop. I think this makes this piece look perfect. Hope you can get it framed soon so you can enjoy it!
I'll write more later. I'm on a mission to finish an alphabet house today.
Hugs.

BTW, I love your new start! A new one for me. It's darling!

Karen said...

Love the mats!

Анна - Зонт said...

WOW! It is beautiful!

Ieva said...

Gorgeous!!! Very beautiful stitching!

Justflo said...

Absolutely beautiful