Saturday, October 20, 2012


Saw this in an issue of Piecework Magazine (July-August 2012)
It is a portion of a photograph titled: The “Saint, Symbol, and Animal,” nine elements of a church training piece worked in the third year of the Royal School of Needlework Apprenticeship program from 1913 through the early 1950s.  Photograph courtesy of the Royal School of Needlework.

I admire the way the colors and shading are used to make it look three-dimensional, and I also enjoy folkloric beasts. (although this one is likely based on the common seahorse)


Don Meyer said...

Wow! That is a magnificent piece!

Deb said...

This is a stunning piece, I blues blend beautifully.

If you have the time and haven't already, take a look at the Goldwork done by the Royal School of Needlework it is amazing.

IN fact Mary Corbet does some fantastic gold work too

AlisonH said...

Beautiful. And intriguing, in that I picked out a card yesterday of a seahorse in those colors to send to my MIL, who is in hospice care. We had just been to Coronado Island, and so I was sending her a bit of the sea.

And then I come here and recognize the symbol and colorway both. Harmonic convergence.