Tapestry weaving is a beautiful art form that is dying in our fast paced world. I want to be one of the ones to keep it alive!
Illustration: John Henry Dearle. Mille Fleurs tapestry hanging, 1917.
Tapestry with the Annunciation, ca. 1410–1430, South Netherlandish, wool warp, wool with a few metallic wefts www.metmuseum.org...
Armorial Bearings and Badges of John, Lord Dynham. Wool and silk, c1488–1501, South Netherlandish , Met Museum of Art, NYC.
This large wool and silk tapestry, preserved in the Departmental Museum of Antiquities in Rouen, is 3.47 m high and 3.80 m wide. It features a symbolic representation of the victories of the king of France Charles VII (1422-1461) at the end of the Hundred Years’ War (in 1450 and 1453), which led to the reconquest of the provinces of Normandy and Guyenne, occupied by the English.
Symbolic representation of the victories of King Charles VII of France (1422-1461) at the end of the Hundred Years’ War, 1450/53. Wool and silk. Departmental Museum of Antiquities in Rouen.
The Mystic Capture of the Unicorn -- from the Unicorn Tapestries, 1495–1505, South Netherlandish. Cloisters Museum, NYC.
Fragment, 'The Mystic Capture of the Unicorn' from the "Unicorn Tapestries" (1495-1505). South Netherlandish. Wool warp with wool, silk, silver & gilt wefts, 66.5 x 25.5 in. via the Met, NYC
A Unicorn and a Wild-woman, tapestry chair covering, 1400s
Unicorns, and Faeries, and Mermaids! Oh my!
You may not think you need a tutorial on making the perfect fringe, but this post will change your mind! bluegirlknits.com
WILD WOMAN WITH A UNICORN Tapestry fragment, 30" x 24", used as a chairback cover. From Alsace, on the Upper Rhine, Germany. About 1500 Basel: Historical Museum