Iconographic Embroidery

Note on materials

These iconographic embroideries are handmade in accordance with ancient Orthodox art and in Russian tradition, only slightly modified to accommodate modern materials.  The full scale of DMC Pearl Cotton #5 embroidery floss is used in "split" stitch technique on velveteen background.  The icons are lined, and usually decorated with galloon and fringe.  Some icons have an embroidered text of the troparion and a grapevine design.  Each square inch of embroidery contains between 150 to 300 stitches.  A regular size Holy Shroud (Epitaphion), 50"x30", took a year or more to complete

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