An emboridered Jesus, being a carpenter

A recently finished commission, Jesus as a carpenter. Measuring 8 1/2" x 10 1/2", it was fun to do. Never really thought about doing an image of Jesus as a carpenter. The fellow who commissioned it is also in the carpentry business, so this should look pretty swell on his jacket while he is on the job.

Hand embroidered

(in the private collection of E. Ciccerone)

  • carlosr888 9y

    Awwww, cooool! I'm a HUGE fan of religous imagery. I love the old religous paintings from WAY back when. This is excellent man, just excellent. I really dig this a lot. Great work.
  • William Schaff 9y

    Thanks, as always, Mr. Crunch. If you like religious imagery, you should check out the group "religiou s iconography". This image is posted in it, so the group should have a link on the right of this page.
  • Melvind 9y

    awesome william....the intricacy and detail are breathtaking....great piece
  • Amy Stratton 9y

    This is simply stunning.Wonderful needlework and color. You did this all by hand too huh? Just a guess because of the angles and varing sizes of the stitches. anyhow it's really impressive and a wonderful image
  • William Schaff 9y

    oh yeah! All by hand. I do a little sketch on the fabric before starting, but half the fun is figuring it out while you are doing. Also, the fabric is stretch over an old picture frame, whih accounts a lot for why so many of my borders are never even. I figure it adds to the handmade feel of it.
  • pooair 9y

    You're right, all of those little beautiful crooks and crinkles make the piece that much more special. I love how the blue is arcing down upon him!
    Another awe evoking embroidery is under your handsome belt, Will. Feel happy!
  • Carly Lesser & Art Drauglis 9y

    fantastic thread painting technique. really nicely done. I love the angles of the framing. it adds to the over all feel.
  • doug boehm 9y

    this is nuts. I'm not religious but this is beautiful. I to like religious iconography. I want to start a collection of religious iconography from around the world. I want a Vishnu next to a Buddha next to a crucifix.
  • William Schaff 9y

    Thank you, pooair, carly & art, and doug. Doug, you should check out that religious icon group I mentioned above to Facecrunch. It's really a great group to look at if you are into such imagery.
    I have to admit, poo, I do feel quite happy with this patch, thanks.
  • CW Roelle 9y

    the blue wall is great, especially the boards shadow.when is the embroidery show?
  • William Schaff 9y

    Thanks, CW. No plans for a show yet (other than in my head). I would have to get a lot of clothes from folks to do the show...so many of the patches are all over the place.
  • Marie 9y

    wow
  • Steve MacDonald 9y

    I love JC as a down to earth carpenter.

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  • Rick Fahrenbruch 6y

    very, very nice!
  • James Kuhn 6y

    Just lovely!
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Taken on September 28, 2006
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