Hand embroidered using fine silk floss thread on a silk/cotton blend fabric this original design of a bramble is mounted in a silver tone brooch frame measuring 50mm x 32mm.
The design is sketched and then transferred onto the fabric, each tiny stitch is worked using size 12 embroidery needles and a magnifying lamp.
The bramble is such a common site in our hedgerows and although it can be considered a weed by gardeners it is one of my favourite plants. It gives us beautiful blossoms in spring and summer and the blackberry is always one of the first signs of Autumn, my favourite time of year.
In parts of Britain it was believed that many diseases could be cured by walking under an arch of bramble that was rooted at both ends and bramble would be twisted together with rowan and ivy and hung over the door to protect from witches and evil spirits.
It has always been considered unlucky to pick and eat blackberries after Michaelmas Day 11th October). It was believed that when the Devil was cast out of heaven he fell into a bramble bush and spat on the blackberries.
A period of fine weather at the end of September, beginning of October, when the blackberries were ripening, was known as a 'blackberry summer'.
Herbalists would place the bramble leaves on burns and use them to reduce swelling.
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