Monthly Archives: May 2012

Honeysuckle (more rambling)

Medieval literature employs flowers and trees symbolically much more than we are used to today.  Marie de France, about whom we know very little, wrote 12-15 narrative poems (or lais) in a rather jaunty chatty style, inspired by the songs of Breton minstrels. One of these is called Chevrefoil. In English it is known as […]

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The beginning and Honeysuckle

Embroidery is often seen as a lowly art form – if it is seen as an art form at all – so it has been a real joy to discover just how many people  are excited enough to blog about what they create and what has inspired them. In general I have found the visual […]

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