Monday, May 4, 2015

Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party

Here it is - MONDAY - and time for the Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party hosted by Super Mon - No Cape!.

I'm on a mission to complete as many of the tapestries I can find from the Lady and the Unicorn series, inspired by the Cluny Tapestries. In case you missed my earlier post that featured "Smell", the tapestries  tell the story of the lady and the unicorn. Each represent the five senses: Smell, Taste, Sight, Sound and Touch. There's a sixth called "To My One Desire"because of the words woven into it.

Here is "Sound".  It's from a Dimensions kit and measures 16x20 inches.


"The lady plays a portitive organ  on top of a table covered with an Oriental rug. Her maidservant stands to the opposite side and operates the bellows. The lion and unicorn once again frame the scene holding up the pennants. Just as on all the other tapestries, the unicorn is to the lady's left and the lion to her right - a common denominator to all the tapestries." - Wikipedia

12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous work Kim. I enjoy all the animals on this.

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  2. Wow that sure is a lot of stitching Kim... great work!
    x

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  3. This collection is so beautiful. Wonderful work.

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  4. I'm sitting here once again imagining the hours and hours of work that went into stitching this. Each piece on it's own is stunning. The entire collection will be stunning!

    Thanks so much for linking up to my Stitchery Link Party this week and for linking back and helping to get the word out about it. Aloha hugs!

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  5. Hello Kim! What a beautiful tapestry.... so many tiny stitches, it must have taken a long time but what a fabulous result! :) x

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  6. That tapestry is lovely!! embroidery right?

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  7. Great mission! I will enjoy watching your progress.

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  8. This is lovely! Tapestries are beautiful, but I have never even imagined making one. Great work!

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  9. Gorgeous tapestry Kim! Congrats on having this finished. WOW!!! I love all the elements of this piece.
    OH MY!!! I just went hunting, found and took out my moms tapestry and GUESS WHAT?
    It's the exact same one!!! OH MY GOODNESS!!! I will take some photos of it. I am so thrilled.
    love Annette

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  10. Wow, what a beautiful tapestry. How fun to know the symbolism behind some of it.

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  11. Wow, it looks amazing! I love reading about these, it's so cool. Great job! :D

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  12. This is beautiful! It looks like such a lot of work but well worth the effort!

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