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Lady and the Unicorn progress (was: Questions from a Dutchie


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divinenanny
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10:48 am Dec 03, 2008

Haha, no, I need to finish my current project first. I think I will have it done by Friday. I'll start this project on Saturday and work on it in the weekend. Needless to say, I'm very excited to get started. And I'm a bit neurotic and perfectionistic Wink
rifestitch
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7:45 pm Dec 03, 2008

I took a little stroll through your blog; you've got some great info on the Cluny tapestries!! Is that picture you have of them, all displayed on the curved wall, from when you saw them? I have never seen them pictured like that - it gives a great indication of the scale of them, especially all together!
divinenanny
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11:29 pm Dec 03, 2008

Unfortunately I didn't take that picture, though when I saw them they were displayed like that. As I remember them, you must picture a straight wall that closes that half circle, and I think it was behind that wall the "A Mon Seul Desir" tapestry was displayed separately. It is very impressive, and as I remember they were also in one of the last rooms in the museum, as sort of a grand finish.
I do think I will try to go back when I finish the piece, I think I'll have a whole new appreciation for the work the artists did on them!
Alanna
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11:02 pm Dec 04, 2008

Hey Rife, I was trying to find a site for you, but don't you know it, now I can't find the damn thing! It's a video/virtual tour of the tapestries in 180 degrees. Why don't I bookmark these things??? Anyway, there's also a very interesting site on the "unicorn hunt" tapestries that gives a really in-depth explanation of how mediaeval tapestries were made:
http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/Unicorn/unicorn_splash.htm

Now if I could just find that video tour... Rolling Eyes
divinenanny
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8:34 am Dec 08, 2008

Would you believe it? I finally started!
It is still a bit slow going, but I am getting the hang of keeping the two threads from twisting, and reading the pattern. On the hand I find it too slow, it takes a long time to see result. On the other hand I can't wait to stitch more to start to work on some of the flowers or the tree (upper left corner).... Yay!
rifestitch
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1:18 pm Dec 08, 2008

WooHoo!! Let us know when you get a picture posted!!!
Alanna
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6:47 pm Dec 08, 2008

Yay!! Congratulations on your start, can't wait to see a photo! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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2:33 am Dec 09, 2008

Ok ok, here it is, my first blog post for this WIP:
http://www.divinenanny.nl/home/2008/12/09/a-mon-seul-desir-cross-stitch-week-0/
I will update weekly with a picture and a post, so you can keep track of my work here:

http://www.divinenanny.nl
Alanna
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7:54 am Dec 09, 2008

Yayyyyyy!!! Divine indeed!! Very Happy
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3:36 am Jan 05, 2009

Well, the Christmas holidays gave me some time to work on the Lady and the Unicorn:



For more stitching updates, check my site: http://www.divinenanny.nl
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