King and Queen of Hearts

$5,500.00Price

King and Queen of Hearts

2010/2017

3 3/8" x 2 3/8"

*Displayed on hand blown glass form and brass rod

 

The King and Queen of Hearts is based on iconic images from a deck of cards and the design is reminiscent of a medieval coronation robe. There is a king on one side and a queen on the other. This piece took 5 months to knit and is of the same quality as the pieces in the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures and the Kentucky Gateway Museum. It is the last of the pictorial pieces I currently have for sale. 

 

The collar is a fine feather and fan lace, fluted into a crown. 

 

This piece is knit with very fine 100 weight silk thread and has over 60,000 stitches. 

 

The piece is displayed on a custom made glass bodice which is mounted to a brass stem. 

 

To create my knitted pieces, I design my own original patterns and then use my own hand-made knitting needles that I make from surgical stainless steel.  I use fine cotton or silk thread to knit with.  If there are buttons on the piece, they work.  If there are pockets, they are real.  Socks have turned heels, gloves have fingers so small they are too big for a grain of rice. Every aspect of my work is meant to be as real as possible.  Please feel free to email me at altheacr@gmail.com with any further questions.

    Althea Crome | Bloomington, IN | altheacr@gmail.com
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