Monday, December 6, 2010

Needle lace picture

St. George and the Dragon is a popular theme in needlework, I've seen them rendered many times. I wanted to show you this exquisite little bag from the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan made of needle lace stitches.

The bag has many things to look at, from the motifs around the edges to the painstaking detail of all three figures and don't miss those knotted tassels!

Click on the images for a closer look.

I love St. George's curly hair and the detail on his armour and the Dragon is really something frightening but the horse is pure magnificence!

If you can get to the Poldi Pezzoli Museum, don't miss the Lace Room and the Textiles Room! Two of the museum's latest acquisitions are baby bonnets, both richly embroidered.

Sincere thanks to Stefania for the photos!