A “Queenly” Embroidery

Queen Margrethe of Denmark is quite the needlewoman.  She has devoted much time and attention to religious art in textiles, including chasubles for Haderslev Cathedral in 1988 and Holmens Church in 2012, as well as richly colored bishops’ capes for Viborg Cathedral in 1989, Aarhus Cathedral in 1999 and Aalborg Cathedral in 2006.

denmark embroideryOver the past two years, The Queen has created a new antependium (also known as an altar frontal) for Gråsten Palace Church.

The full story is available at the Danish royal family’s website:




The Loudoun Sampler Guild is a group of sampler enthusiasts based in northern Virginia. We meet monthly for lectures, needlework classes and workshops, and field trips.

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