Needles and Pins

Leonardo DaVinci's "The Last Supper"

In November, 2011, I was commissioned to create Leonardo DaVinci's "The Last Supper" in embroidery for a local family. (They eventually dedicated the larger version of this stitchery at their local church this past March, 2012.) I located an appropriate design, which had been digitized by Advanced Embroidery Designs. The family consulted with me to choose more appropriate colors to enhance the church facility, which took about 3 weeks in itself.

This smaller version, which is the first image pictured here, is embroidered in 3 separate panels which I later combined with monofilament thread. Uniques Gallery & Custom Framing, Brenham, Texas, framed the finished stitchery. I added the black "borders" to simulate a stained glass effect, such as is seen in churches. The small version measures approx. 12-1/2"H x 20"L. This version sells for $200, unframed. If you wish to have the completed stitchery framed prior to delivery, add approx. $100 to the fee.

After the family viewed this first version, I was asked to create a second stitchery in a much larger version. After working on this product for an additional 7-10 days, I was able to create an approx. 14"H x 23-1/2"W "The Last Supper." This version does not feature the black edging between the panels , as the family requested that it be omitted. This shows the entire "Last Supper" with just the outer edging being stitched in black. It, too, features 3 separate panels that have been sewn together. Conservation-quality glass was used when this was framed to eliminate any possible fading of the colors. This version sells for $350.00, unframed. Contact me if you want this stitchery framed.

I donated the smaller version to Strake Jesuit College Preparatory School in Houston for its annual fundraiser this past April, 2012.

These religious stitcheries, as well as the Adoration of the Magi and the Jesus Christ stitchery, are church-quality products. You can be assured that I take a lot of time and preparation to ensure that these finished products are something you or your church can be proud of.