Long and short stitch


This was an exhibit that was part of the textiles at Burrell collection, Glasgow, Scotland. We were on a short visit.
There were these mirrors with embroidered frames. I think the embroidery was done on satin silk and never have I seen or read anything like that before. I was quite enchanted with it.
The top portion of the mirror-

Burrell collection-emb on mirror1

Burrell collection-emb on mirror1

Castle, plants, animals, trees and people were all embroidered on to this.

Burrell collection-emb on mirror2

Burrell collection-emb on mirror2

The bottom part of the mirror, which also had animals, garden and plants.

Burrell collection-emb on mirror3

Burrell collection-emb on mirror3

Another view of the same mirror.
This definitely inspired me, now all I need is the motivation!

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Seema,wanted to know the way of working the long and short stitch. Before trying a tutorial I want share some links on long and short stitch which might be useful.
http://embroidery.about.com/od/Embroidery-Stitches/ss/Satin-Stitch-Long-And-Short.html
http://enbrouderie.com/2011/09/15/long-and-short-stitch-explanation/
http://www.needlenthread.com/2009/08/long-and-short-stitch-lessons-index.html
http://www.theunbrokenthread.com/blog/2011/09/23/long-and-short-shading-going-deep-into-the-stitch/
these two are videos-


If these links are useful, fine. I don’t know whether I can do a better job than these people. Still ,if required I’ll try the tutorial.