I have been asked, 'what is candlewicking'. Well, a short answer to this is.....a form of embroidery using french knots to make the design, with added embroidery to complete the pattern.
I was shown how to do this - many many - years ago by a then friend. She had made a stunning Candlewicked Quilt in peach and cream. I coveted that quilt and she said I could make my own. True I thought, Yes I can. HAH! After doing this one block I had had enough I can tell you, it takes forever to do, well it did me! Too slow for this biddy.
Up until I saw her quilt I had only known candlewicking in bedspreads and dressing gowns, they would be considered very naff these days, although they may be known as shabby chic I guess. I had a blue bedspread in c when I first got married, plus a pink C housecoat. I thought I was the bees knees I can tell you. Don't laugh.
I also see I have been told how to press it. Ahhh, it is already quilted so it cannot be pressed the way it has been suggested without flattening the wadding! Plus. I don't want to press it, I have done my ironing for today !!! I want [would like]to pass this piece of work onto someone else who would like it and they can press it themselves. hahahahaha So if you fancy it, let me know and you can have it with pleasure.