- Orenco Originals creates exceptional charts/patterns. NO thread or fabric are included.
- YOU CAN CHOOSE between a pattern for Counted Cross Stitch or Counted Needlepoint.
- COUNTED CROSS STITCH PATTERN charted for 14 count fabric and DMC Cotton Floss. Finished size is 12 inches (168 Stitches) by 14 inches (196 stitches).
- COUNTED NEEDLEPOINT PATTERN charted for 18 Grid fabric and DMC Tapestry Wool. Finished size is 12 inches (216 Stitches) by 14 inches (252 stitches).
- Chart/Patterns use up to 48 colors of floss/wool. Full stitches only. No half stitches and no backstitching necessary.
- We provide two charts both printed in black ink on bright white 11" by 17" paper. Chart #1 is a single page chart. Chart #2 (tired eyes) is a 4 page enlarged chart that eases eye strain.
This is a pattern that is used to sew and to create a needlepoint or cross stitch picture.
This is NOT a completed product. It is NOT a kit, it contains no floss or fabric.
UPPER RHENISH MASTER
The denomination Upper Rhenish Master refers to an artist active ca. 1410-20. The most famous painting of the artist is Paradiesgärtlein (Little Garden of Paradise), now in the Städel Museum (on permanent loan from the Historical museum in Frankfurt since 1922). The painting is the Städel's most famous example of the old German school.The unknown artist in this world famous painting depict a secluded scene, with Mary the Mother and Jesus the Child in it. A secluded corner of a castle garden. A peaceful place protected by a wall from the violent outer world. Then the painter applies what Albertus Magnus of Cologne, philosopher and father of the church, meant as "hortus conclusus". "hortus conclusus" (Lat. 'enclosed garden') a representation of the Virgin and Child in a fenced garden, sometimes accompanied by a group of female saints. The garden is a symbolic allusion to a phrase in the Song of Songs (4:12): 'A garden enclosed is my sister, my spouse'. Some two hundred years later the Upper Rhenish Master realizes a painting that is designed for pleasure of spectators, but is also intended to be the vector of spiritual benefits. According to the 13th-century theologist, a pleasurable and sacred garden should contain "pleasant flowers .. trees .. animal .. a spring set in stone .. for its purity .. source of spiritual delectation" for a pious spectator.
Every detail of the Little Garden of Paradise stands for something more than itself. In the Middle Ages few could read, any visual form of communication was an effective instrument in order to spread the faith. The Unknown artist dominates the use of symbols and orchestrates the stage as a playground not only appropriate for holy persons but for the new and upcoming vision of the nature, that will be a cornerstone in the 15th-century.
In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages or Medieval Period lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. It began with the fall of the Western Roman Empire and merged into the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery. The Middle Ages is the middle period of the three traditional divisions of Western history: classical antiquity, the medieval period, and the modern period.
Tapestries have been used since at least Hellenistic times. Samples of Greek tapestry have been found preserved in the desert of Tarim Basin dating from the 3rd century BC.
Tapestry reached a new stage in Europe in the early 14th century AD. The first wave of production occurred in Germany and Switzerland. Over time, the craft expanded to France and the Netherlands. In the 14th and 15th centuries, Arras, France was a thriving textile town. The industry specialized in fine wool tapestries which were sold to decorate palaces and castles all over Europe. Few of these tapestries survived the French Revolution as hundreds were burnt to recover the gold thread that was often woven into them. Arras is still used to refer to a rich tapestry no matter where it was woven. By the 16th century, Flanders, Brussels, and Enghien had become the centers of European tapestry production. In the 17th century, Flemish tapestries demonstrating intricate detail of pattern and color embodied in intricate compositions, often of monumental scale.
In the 19th century, William Morris resurrected the art of tapestry-making in the medieval style at Merton Abbey. Morris & Co. made successful series of tapestries for home and ecclesiastical uses, with figures based on drawings by Edward Burne-Jones. Kilims and Navajo rugs are also types of tapestry work.