Danish Resistance Embroidery

Gentle reader,

My best friend that I’ve never met, Felipe, has recently moved to Copenhagen (so jel!). On Skype the other day, he had a special surprise for me and sent through this picture:

Resistance Embroidery - Photo credit to Felipe

He was visiting the Resistance Museum, and when he saw these, he said he thought of me and made sure to take a picture to send my way. Thanks, Felipe! ^_^

The accompanying information card read:

“Embroideries. The design was sold by the thousands until 1970. On the left side, the ‘evils of the occupation’ are represented in black and green colors (the Germans). On the right, the Resistance is represented in the Allied colors. In the middle are yellow symbols of the Danish Royal House. The design is akin to that of embroideries of ‘family trees’ which were common in the 18th and 19th centuries.”

Amazeballs, right!? And isn’t it beautiful?

Are there any historical needlework pieces in your neck of the woods? If so, I’d love to hear about them. It’s just a reminder of how powerful and rich the history of needle and thread truly is.

Until next time!

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3 thoughts on “Danish Resistance Embroidery

  1. I was at this museum and fell in love with this piece at least 11 years ago. I have looked and looked for the pattern. (By the way they have this sampler at the museum in many different sizes.) Any idea where I might find the pattern?

    • Hi Lana! I’ve not idea where you might find the pattern. The photo and info in this post were second hand to me, passed on by a friend, so I really don’t know too much about it. Good luck though!

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