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Needle paintings/embroidery collection early 1800'.

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Embroidery93 of 220Jesus and the Samaritan needle painting/embroidery in 19th century frame.Pair of 18th century needle paintings.
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    Posted 5 years ago

    (433 items)

    Some rectangular, some oval, all on silk with various stitches.
    Though bought in France, they are English from their style :-)

    Very difficult to capture because of the glass reflects, plus as difficult to hang I left them on the wall, sorry!

    The biggest is the lady with hat, in pic 2, approximately 45 cm high!

    My favourite is the young musician, there are silver threads in details!

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    1. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      These are really beautiful Kyra ...I like the musician one as well :)
    2. Sunnybrook Sunnybrook, 5 years ago
      Stunning! They are all beautiful. The musician shows some extreme creativity!
    3. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Mike, thank you for your nice comment !

      Lisa, thanks for the wow, and your appreciation, very important to me :-)

      Sunnybrook, many thanks too for your kind comment!

      Aura, Manikin, Nicefice, Phil, Bb2 and Petey thanks all for visiting and loving them :-D
    4. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      So beautiful and accomplished. I can imagine you could look at these again and again and see something new.
    5. jgstaeger jgstaeger, 5 years ago
      those are really nice--- I worry about mine being on silk,, silk tends to separate- I should try to have it stablized
    6. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Silk fraying from age is unavoidable...

      Airproof backing on the frame and avoiding direct sunlight and humidity are minimum to do.

      Taking it off the frame has to be left only to antique textile experts!!!

      Thank you for your visit and compliment, Jgsteager. Yours is a real treasure!
    7. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Thank you for sharing these treasures with us, kyratango, incredible handwork!
    8. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Ooh, thank you Katherine :-)

      Racer, thank you!!!

      I too find amazing the patience and skills of the ladies who made these, and continue to admire the different areas through the enlargement :-)

      Many thanks for visiting and loving, Vetraio, Torakitty, Jean and Trey!

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