Tuesday, 16 November 2010

tuesday treasures

Last week I had an urge to hunt out some old craft that I had done as a teenager. Tapestry used to be quite a popular craft, perhaps it still is,  and you could get wonderful prints on canvas to stitch. My mum taught me  how to stitch and my first attempt was a small kiddies picture. Once I finished that I was allowed to have a more grown up one.
 I was mad on horses and dogs when I was young and mum bought this lovely Semco tapestry for me. I can still remember looking at all the colours thinking how beautiful and silky they were. I can recall stitching it and dreaming of having a horse. Well never got the horse but I did finish the tapestry.

When we lived overseas we visited an aunt in France, she took mum to a craft shop and they had the most wonderful tapestries and I was allowed to choose one. I was only 13 and it seemed huge at the time and we bought all the wonderful french wools to go with it. I was so excited. It took awhile to finish but I got there.
Unfortunately they are all unframed. I must get around to it! 



(I have had trouble  uploading the large pic of this tapestry. It is an underwater scene in blues. You can get a picture from this close up. It is of the seahorse my favourite part to stitch.


Here is another horse that I have done. It was lovely to pull them out of storage and look at them again. Lovely memories in them all.
There are two others that I have done that I don't have pics of. A hunting with hounds and horses scene that was for my grandmother and a gold panner that I did for my aunt.
One day it may be fun to do another one. I must admit I prefer this to cross stitching.
have a great week.
Marina

10 comments:

BubzRugz said...

Those are great - reminded me I have a couple from ..... years ago......
lovely rich colours...
Hugz

Melody said...

Tapestries were one of my first crafts too. Yours are beautiful.

Robyn said...

Lovely tapestries, but I may be biased as I have horses :). When you frame them they would make a lovely collection feature on a wall.

clare's craftroom said...

Wow they really are stunning and thank goodness for encouraging mothers ! Thanks so much for showing us and playing along .

Janice said...

What a lot of work in your lovely tapestries. It would definitely be worth having them framed and put on display.

mandapanda said...

I wish I had the patience to do tapestry, yours are gorgeous!!!! I love that first horse, so beautiful... I'm glad your Mum encouraged you to keep it up when you were young as well, that in itself is a treasure!

Serenata said...

Lovely tapestry. My mum used to do a lot and still has them all stored in huge chests at the bottom of the beds. She has an especially lovely blue and white one...I hinted...but hint not taken. Seems a shame they are all hidden away.

NessaKnits said...

I've named your green horse. I've called her Elka. I don't know why. Also Raggedy Ann is turning old - can't remember how old! - and they have released anniversary dolls at Australia Post.

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

Beautiful treasures!
Yes, get them framed :)

Micki said...

Beautiful work! I used to do tapestries, but haven't done them in a while.
Micki