Tuesday, March 09, 2010

An Eye-Popping Pillow


In the same way that the Ming Dynasty produced all the best porcelain vases, there had to have been some sort of Crewelwork Dynasty that, at its apex, was capable of producing pieces like this one.


Look at this! Chrysanthemums made of loops! A basket woven out of yarn! Somebody knew what they were doing.

I've turned it into a pillow but not the kind you take a nap on or let the cat sleep on. In fact, I think it may need to go to a child-free home, or at least one with an unused parlor.


And I should mention it's really large. 18 x 24.

10 comments:

Rebecca said...

It will take on a whole new life amongst your brood, Anna! I never would have realized it's beauty, but you've given me a fresh appreciation for vintage 1970's (?) crewel. What a find!

Karen said...

Fabulous! You find the most wonderful pieces of crewel work!

Paula said...

A charmer as usual. Thanks for the peak.
Paula

Lucille said...

It's practically a sculpture. Bas relief crewel work. The things you find!

Lynne in NC said...

Anna,
that is one lovely pillow.
thanks for sharing.
Peace.

Kathryn said...

Wow, Just WOW!

Lisateresa said...

Amazing work !

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

good_to_be_home said...

Wow! That is one amazing pillow. I love the domesticity of your blog, it inspires me. There is so much joy in what we do. ~Shanda

Anonymous said...

I would hang it in the wall as a picture :-)

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