I was fortunate enough to spend 11 days in Denmark last month, meeting my parents there for their golden anniversary celebration. This was my fifth trip over (I’m half-Danish), but my first since the art of stitching has really captured me. So my eyes caught patterns and motifs they hadn’t noticed before, and like much of Europe, Denmark is certainly a target-rich environment in this regard. Even the simplest train stations in the smaller towns showed the care of design that earmarks a culture to whom aesthetics matter.
In this picture-heavy post (sorry!), I’m sharing lines and shapes that I thought might appeal to quilters or needleworkers of any sort.* They occurred in modest apartment buildings and in castle turrets and in one of the world’s oldest amusements parks and in train stations, and finally, in an art museum. What they all have in common is that I had to look either up or down to find them, leading me to wonder how much have I missed all these years by only looking right in front of me. 😉
*CLICK ON EACH IMAGE TO ENLARGE
Ingerlise Cyran said:
In watching your facebook album, now I understand why there were so many patterns showing. I mentioned it to your father that you seemed to capture floors and ceilings. You’re definitely tuned into patterns. Mom
I absolutely loved the tiles when you put the pics in our dropbox folder. I especially love #7 and #9.