Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Lange Jan


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This embroidery has been made by my grandfather. He lived a great part of his life in the town of Middelburg and he was a special man. Not only did he embroider, which was quite odd for a man of his generation, he also painted and made some beautiful ink drawings. Unfortunately, most of his work has been gone.  After his death in 1980 this little piece hang in my grandmothers living room, and it shows that she smoked a lot. I’ve tried to clean it, but this is as good as it gets. It only needed a new frame.

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And its own place in my little gallery,

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It is a bit difficult to make a decent photo because my hallway is only 90 cm (35 inch) wide.

The other pieces on the wall have all been made by me; different samplers with Dutch symbols and a little piece which tells a little bit more about something else I love to do.

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Groetjes, Dorien

4 comments:

Monique van den Berg said...

Wat een geweldig schilderijtje heeft je opa geborduurd. Ziet er als nieuw uit in het nieuwe lijstje. Mijn vader heeft vroeger 3 Queen Anne stoeltjes geborduurd. Zo jammer dat we die niet meer hebben! Was leuk geweest als aandenken voor als mijn vader er niet meer is.
Gezellig zo een hele muur met geborduurde schilderijtjes!
Groetjes, Monique

mamasmercantile said...

What a beautiful momento of your Grandfather, a stunning piece of work.

Maxine D said...

A wonderful piece of embroidery Dorien, and such a special piece to you! It's wonderful to see your pieces in the hallway.
Blessings
Maxine

liniecat said...

Such a precious memento of your Grandfather and am sure he will have found stitching therapeutic like we do. Your wall looks amazing, that's the perfect place for his work too : )