Friday, December 2, 2011

Richard Plantagenet (5)


Another page in the book. In the story about Richard Plantagenet religion takes an important part, it is woven into everyday life at that time. Richard is wearing a cross given by his mother which is made especially for him. I have no idea what it would have looked like and therefore I designed this one. It is made with silver embroidery thread in a backstitch variation with needleweaving.

For me a cross is a point of intersection and at that moment one has four opportunities to choose from. With this explanation in mind I weaved in the loops since we never walk a straight line and a flower-like centre to emphasize the four opportunities.

That's all for today. Hope your day will be filled with the opportunities you hoped for.

Elizabeth

4 comments:

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

The silver cross looks beautiful on the black background and you've chosen the stitches very well, dear Elizabeth!

I've never thought of the cross as an intersection - I will have to contemplate this further.

Zuzana said...

Beautiful cross dear Elizabeth, as well as the thoughts expressed within your words. You know, turned around, the cross might resemble a Viking cross, one of my favorite crosses of them all.
Have a lovely weekend dear big sis,
xoxo

lheurebleue said...

prachtig kruis en mooie tekst die je doet nadenken ...

karen said...

This is beautiful and so perfectly executed....