This listing is for one hand embroidered needlepainting of a autumn afternoon in the Dutch sand dunes, made into a pin brooche; like a small piece of art for you to wear wherever your travels lead you to. The needlepainting is inspired by an afternoon in autumn in the dunes in Scheveningen, the Netherlands.
I've lived in the Hague for a few years and the dunes are a very special place, so close to the city and yet it feels so removed from the busy life and concrete of the big city, as you walk through the sand dunes and look at the many colours around you, smell the salty air from the North Sea just on the other side. The dunes are not only beautiful, they also protect the land against the sea, as the majority of the Netherlands lies below sea level. As I took a picture of the path, a fox crossed it, so of course he had to be added to the embroidery. A beautiful reminder that even with the city conveniences nearby, nature is never far away..
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 thead, and on sturdy cotton fabric. The silk is embroidered on in layers to give it depth, and the process of embroidering costs about 8 hours of handwork.
After the hand embroidery is finished, it is put into a silver coloured setting with a sheet of thick, quality plastic inbetween to protect the embroidery against the elements. It has a little clip on the back to pin it on your clothes, so it's perfect for you to wear on your next travels!
The brooch will be packed sturdily in a pretty box, with a certificate 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 necklace, 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!