I Did Some Cheeky Embroidery, Y’All!

Gentle reader,

Hi-ee! It’s 2013! This is happening, it’s real! So, I’m not going to do a big New Year thing, because I’m sure your various RSS and social network feeds are already bursting with that sort of thing, and if I were to follow suit I’d be a complete fraud. For my New Year’s Eve, The Beard and I tried to order pizza but couldn’t, so we watched documentaries while we ate microwave meals. And I didn’t make any resolutions because I  acknowledge that I have no will power whatsoever. So, let me just say that I hope you had an AMAZEBALLS holiday season, and I hope that you – my dear, valued, adored, and totally loved-but-not-in-a-creepy-way-maybe-a-lil-bit-no-but-seriously-not-creepy-way readers – will stick with me for another year of craftiness and interludes, because I’ve loved sharing with you for the year passed. And with that said, we’ll move it along, because I have some finished projects to show you!

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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!