Second in our Dickens series of Little Dorrit & Co. embroidery patterns is up in the shop: Miss Havisham!
Miss Havisham might be my very favorite Dickens’ character – Great Expectations is definitely one of my favorite Dickens’ novels! She’s so vividly described and such a fascinating character – both tragic and cruel, you can’t help but feel for her but hate her at the same time. She’s so complex, I’m not sure what exactly to make of her, but I love her all the same.
All the detail from the moment Pip meets Miss Havisham is here – the cake, the spiders, the clock stopped at the moment she was left at the alter. Poor thing.
Also, thanks so much to Mollie at Wild Olive for mentioning our patterns in her embroidery pattern round-up today! (There might be a discount code for our shop over there – check it out if you’ve been thinking about buying any patterns!)
(Note: we’ve used some real, tiny, lace for the trim on Miss Havisham’s cuffs and hem, but the pattern does include a stitch-able line if you’d rather stick to stitches. If you want to use lace, we dyed about 10″ of .25″ wide lace in some weak tea to age it, then stitched it down – in a wide curve on the hem – with tiny stitches, turning just a tiny touch of the raw edges under.)