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This listing is for one hand embroidered pin brooch, a needlepainted landscape of a Latvian forest. This year in August/September, I was an artist in residence in the beautiful countryside of Latvia, walking around and creating embroideries based off this spacious and colourful landscape. When I arrived in Latvia in August, everything was till summer and bright, but as the month progressed you could see autumn coming in quietly, the mushrooms appeared on the forest grounds, the colors changed, the earth turned from dry and green to red brown and wet and you could feel the nature and the people preparing for the winter to come. This embroidery is one of the last ones I made and it shows the transformation into autumn, an explosion of colours, bright and light, fresh and even hopeful because it’s not a bad time-just a different season with different things to look forward to. This spot in the forest was one of my favourites, looking out on the water with all the colors around it like an ever changing dance.
The needlepainting embroidery is done completely by hand, with very fine filament silk threads, each thread about three times as fine as one strand of regular embroidery thread, and on sturdy cotton fabric. The silk is embroidered on in layers to give it depth, and the process of embroidering costs about 20 hours of handwork. After the hand embroidery is finished, it is put into a silver coloured setting with a sheet of thick, quality plastic in between to protect the embroidery against the elements. There’s a pin on the back so it’s all ready for you to wear!
The pin will be packed sturdily, with a note detailing the inspiration and the story of the needlepainting. This pin is a carefully created piece of art, celebrating the beauty of nature.
The pin is 3.5 by 5 cm(1.4 by 2 inch) large. If you’d rather have this needlepainting as a pendant that is also possible-just put a note along with your order and I will convert it to a pendant with a necklace at no extra charge and no extra processing time. The pin is the same dimensions as the pendant.
This piece will be shipped out within 1-3 business days. If you have any questions, feel free to send me a message!