Monday, July 13, 2015

A Lifetime of Dedication to Needlepoint and God

Deborah Gray just posted photographs of Ilana Limoni's work on Facebook.  Deborah says Ms. Limoni is "a needlework artist like no one I've ever met. 150 scrolls of psalms, books of holy scripture. Works 10-17 hours every day for years. It's her passion. She needs an exhibit in a museum! She lives in oyster bay New York if anyone can visit! She's modest and solitary. At age 78 her family is concerned her tapestries will not be recognized." 

Use the side arrows to see the photographs Deborah posted. She went on to add, "What you can't see is the embellishments all around the lettering. She adds beads and texture as well. It's beyond comprehension."

It's an amazing body of work.  I'm hoping Deborah is able to arrange more displays of the incredible stitching Ilana has done.

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Unknown said...

Jane, thank you for once again pointing us to an amazingly talented needle artist and her incredible work. What a treat!

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

My pleasure, Marie-Therese, although I must say that all I did was blab about what Deborah found. I hope you get to see some of it in person.