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    Posted 11 years ago

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    Sorry that I haven't been around very much lately, I've missed all of the wonderful people and things on here, I hope you've all been well.
    This week-end I had a chance to do a bit of shopping and picked up a couple of things that I'm really excited about.
    This Dog portrait is especially beautiful to me. Yes, I now have cats, and am crazy about them, but I love all creatures great and small,....and this little dog absolutely stole my heart.
    I believe that it's embroidered silk, and that it was probably hand done,( ? ). It's 11+3/4" X 14+3/4", and has all the poise and shimmer of a real dog,....
    ( he seems to quiver on the silk background ).
    The framing is really lovely, all archival with UV filtering glass, whoever had it loved and valued it very much.
    The price was a little high for me, but when I asked if it was a 'fixed' price they dropped it by a significant chunk, even though it was new for the shop.
    I haven't had any luck finding information about this type of work on the internet,...if anyone could help I'd really appreciate it.
    Thanks very much,

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    1. Budek Budek, 11 years ago
      Hello Petey, isn't it beautiful?! Thank for the love.
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      The Chinese and Japanese did this work. But the Europeans were capable of the same type of work. The perspective looks more European than Asian. Check out "Su Embroidery" from Suzhou, China. But this image of the dog just looks more English. But they can copy anything.
    3. Budek Budek, 11 years ago
      Thanks For the love, Kevin and Hedgewalker,
      and Kevin, thanks for the comment. I'll look up the embroidery you mentioned and try to find the European embroidery of this type as well.
      Your help is much appreciated!,
    4. Budek Budek, 11 years ago
      Thanks for the love, Tony
    5. realthings realthings, 11 years ago
      How stunning and what handiwork!
    6. Budek Budek, 11 years ago
      Thanks for the love, realthings, wathenspoms, and Moonstonelover
      and Thank You for the comment.
    7. Budek Budek, 11 years ago
      Thanks for the love miKKo and Sean
      love & Ruff ruff back to you,( from me and my shimmering dog )
    8. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 11 years ago
      You're so welcome, sir! Did you say "shimmering" or "SHIVERING"? : ) Take care.
    9. Budek Budek, 11 years ago
      PhilDavid, czechman, birdie, Woman, and Musik
      the Love is much appreciated!
    10. epson233 epson233, 11 years ago
      oh lucky lucky you!!! -- this is so beautiful -- i hardly think a machine could have done this -- the guru on this type of work is helen m stevens which you may want to check out

      one of her books to consider checking out is

      "the timeless art of embroidery" by helen m stevens copyright 1997
      ISBN 0-7153-0434-8

      the following is helen's website in england
    11. epson233 epson233, 11 years ago
      been thinking about your portrait as to whether it is machine or handmade -- the back will tell the story -- there will be knots if handmade -- if machine it will be smooth -- a pic of the back would help determine -- personally i'm sticking with the handmade -- and if so -- you have a very valuable work of art -- that's my guess and i'm sticking to it -- have a great weekend -- thanks for posting -- it is truly outstanding!!!!!
    12. Budek Budek, 11 years ago
      Dear Epson,
      Thank You Kindly for the love and messages, I'm so pleased that you loved it as I do.
      I've contacted Helen Stevens through her site, hopefully she'll respond with a request for photos,( I'll keep you posted ).
      Thank You again and best wishes for a wonderful week-end,
    13. epson233 epson233, 11 years ago
      hi tony --glad i was able to be of some help -- that is always the greatest reward -- having a piece of the puzzle that you can add for another member to continue their search -- yes please keep me posted -- will place you on my follow list also -- may i ask what you paid and where you found it -- as i would love to find a prize such as yours -- have been embroidering since i was 4 years old -- but nothing of this caliber -- best wishes to you also tony
    14. epson233 epson233, 11 years ago
      by the way -- love the pic of your cat -- what a beauty she is
    15. Budek Budek, 11 years ago
      Hello again epson,
      I just wanted to let you know that I should be hearing from Helen Stevens soon, she's been in touch.
      Thanks again for the kind suggestion,
      Take care,
    16. epson233 epson233, 11 years ago
      your most welcome tony -- so anxious to hear helen's opinion on the piece -- have a great week
    17. tom61375, 10 years ago
      I Love My Jack Russells!! LOVE IT!!
    18. antiquerose antiquerose, 9 years ago
      Old post, but needs to be bumped up.

      Just L@@K at the quality of the embroidery!! That is stunning & amazing work !!!
    19. Budek Budek, 9 years ago
      Thank You for the love and very kind comment, antiquerose.
      Happy Easter!
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
    21. Budek Budek, 8 years ago
      Thanks for all of the wonderful comments, Happy New Year!!!
    22. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 8 years ago
      Happy New Year from the Netherlands!

      I found this page, with the same photos, in Russian. I guess somebody admires your silk doggie!
    23. Budek Budek, 8 years ago
      Thank You for the comment, that's wonderful! HNY!
    24. kyratango kyratango, 8 years ago
      Great link Bonnie !
      I still adore your dog portrait, Budek ! !!
    25. Budek Budek, 8 years ago
      Thank You, kyra, isn't it amazing? I've had it for a few years now and I still marvel at it. You know, when I was driving home with it in the back seat of the car I felt as though I'd just adopted a dog, it has that vibrancy about it.
      Anyway:), Thank You for your comment and love,
      and Thanks to Efesgirl for the surprising link, that's wonderful!
      Happy New Year!!

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