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Chaucer's The Knight's Tale by xMelodyHeartsx Chaucer's The Knight's Tale by xMelodyHeartsx
So in case you were wondering why there has been such a long gap in my submissions ... this is the reason!

I have been working on this piece bit by bit since the summer, so for about 5 months. I am currently studying Medieval Literature so really wanted to do something based off a manuscript/blackwork based. 

This is the Knight from Chaucer's "The Knight's Tale" in "The Canterbury Tales".
I designed the pattern myself, working from two images of the Knight, sticking as closely as I could to the Ellesmere Manuscript version.
The blackwork in the background is also of my own design :) (and nearly blinded me)

Super proud of this project, and will definitely do more in the future of this sort of thing.

P.S. My scanner reduces the gold's sparkle so much, it looks amazing in real life

EDIT: A huge thank you to :iconpinkythepink: (pinkythepink) for the Daily Deviation! It's so rewarding for people to see the amount of hard work I put into this piece <3
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Given 2017-01-20
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Dash-Ing-Nerro Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a miracle European embroidery!:D (Big Grin)  I'm pleasantly surprised so complicated and hard work!:) (Smile)  Thank You for your work!Meow :3 
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:iconchaosfive-55:
Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb!!!
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:iconxmelodyheartsx:
xMelodyHeartsx Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks :)
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:iconchaosfive-55:
Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :aww:
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:iconluciusappaloosius:
"Now wol I singe of cunnyng crafty dame
That hath hym broided bolde on lynne fine;
Ful rightwyse wer he lymnd, that of hys ffame
Mought graunte alle ffolk, ne hym maligne... "

(Pardon my web-footed attempt at Middle English)  7@=e 
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:iconxmelodyheartsx:
xMelodyHeartsx Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you're awesome
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ArtStudio101 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Professional General Artist
It looks like one of those artworks in which you get a wooden board, place cloth or felt fabric over it, hammer in the nails, and then wrap colored strong around it to make a artistic masterpiece. My uncle from Missouri taught my youngest brother how to do that. 😂
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xMelodyHeartsx Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hehe sounds very complicated
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:iconururuty:
Ururuty Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
Congrats
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:iconxmelodyheartsx:
xMelodyHeartsx Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks
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AshClad-Shade Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017   General Artist
An beautiful ode to a classic tail.  I yet only give middle-English the briefest of studies so I don't fully understand the original manuscript.  Keep up the good work both artistically and scholarly.Wink/Razz 
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CrisAzulgrana Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
Muy bello, un estilo realmente interesante, felicidades <3
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:iconxmelodyheartsx:
xMelodyHeartsx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
gracias :)
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:iconsakpalamey:
sakpalamey Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tapestry?
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:iconxmelodyheartsx:
xMelodyHeartsx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No it's an illustration from a manuscript
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:iconhannahelizabethh:
hannahelizabethh Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Student General Artist
Cool art :)
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:iconxmelodyheartsx:
xMelodyHeartsx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks :)
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:iconhannahelizabethh:
hannahelizabethh Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Student General Artist
Ur welcome:)
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LeviaDraconia Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Professional General Artist
:deviantart: Congrats on the DD! :heart: :clap: :deviantart:
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:iconxmelodyheartsx:
xMelodyHeartsx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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:iconleviadraconia:
LeviaDraconia Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Professional General Artist
You avatar is super cute btw *_*
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:iconkari-irun:
Kari-Irun Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
This is amazing! How big is it?
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:iconxmelodyheartsx:
xMelodyHeartsx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :) Not very big, about 13x21cm
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:iconfractaldragon:
Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Crazy detail! Wonderful work. Congrats on the DD!
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:iconxmelodyheartsx:
xMelodyHeartsx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you ^_^
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MvStanislavsky Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Student Filmographer
Nice!)
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:iconxmelodyheartsx:
xMelodyHeartsx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks :)
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:iconmvstanislavsky:
MvStanislavsky Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Student Filmographer
You`re welcome!)
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work! Love the pattern - I can tell that you worked very hard on it! Congrats on the DD.
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:iconxmelodyheartsx:
xMelodyHeartsx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you ^_^ 
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Ursus-Solitarious Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Splendid!
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:iconxmelodyheartsx:
xMelodyHeartsx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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glasslinger Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
A beautiful work! Congratulations..
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:iconxmelodyheartsx:
xMelodyHeartsx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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NevaSirenda Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well done! :clap: It looks almost like a woodcut.
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xMelodyHeartsx Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks ^_^ It does look like that sort of illustration doesn't it :)
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WhimsicalSquidCo Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Student Artisan Crafter
Super cool! Definitely looks medieval enough.
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xMelodyHeartsx Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, glad it does :)
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