Lake in Latvia Hand Embroidered Brooch


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This listing is for one hand embroidered pin brooch, a needlepainted landscape of a small lake in Latvia. This year in August/September, I was an artist in residence at the Interdisciplinary Art Group SERDE in the countryside of Latvia, a beautiful Baltic country I hadn’t been to before. Before I went to Latvia, I didn’t really know what to expect, but I was happily surprised by the absolutely beautiful, colourful nature and the space! Coming from the Netherlands, which is a small country with a lot of people where we have to be very effective with our space, it was amazing to see so much space being used simply for nature and how much the Latvian people appreciated and needed their nature space. People working in their beautiful gardens, walking through the fields and the woods, picking mushrooms and apples, harvesting their own food, going fishing and swimming in the lakes on a sunny day..being outside and having space to breathe and be alone with your thoughts outside seemed a very important part of life and it was something I wanted to capture in the landscape of this beautiful, calm lake.

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!

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