Monday, 29 October 2012

Christmas tryptich "Holy night"

I fanally finished the tird part of our Christmas tryptich "Holy night" - Magi with gifts!
We did these series in summer 2011 and then started to stitch the models, but it took quite a long time to complete all the three parts.
Christmas tryptich sketch

Now as they are finished I'll proceed the pictures and all the necesary information and will staff the kits soon. So hopefully in the second half of November the whole collection will be available at our Etsy shop.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Orthodox icons in Blackwork

Yesterday I got pictures of the finished Vernicle.
I dont have words to express my feelings...
I just gaze at it with admiration and piety...
(hard to belive now that the pattern was worked by me 2 years ago)
The Holy face (Vernicle)

Thursday, 4 October 2012


Samovar is a part of life and destiny of Russian people, one of the well-known symbols of Old-time Russia.

Samovar, Lilia Dolganova, 1997
Samovar is reflected in Russian proverbs and sayings, in works of Russian classic writers and artists.
Merchant's wife by Boris Kustodiev, 1915
Maidens with samovar, Stanislav Babuk, 2004
Teatime by Anna Silivonchik, 
And of course, working on our collecton "Russian spirit" we could not pass by this famous Russian item!
Though, originally samovars were made of metalls, to my mind to suit the idea of Russian Blackwork, it should be crimson when talk about embroidery.
What do you think of it?