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BY JAN HAAG







V. NARCISSUS


Double strand Persian wool on 12 mesh canvas, 12 3/8 x 10 3/8"
Continental stitch in all four directions
Approximately 19,156 stitches, 1981





This bouquet of narcissus against a coffered background was to be the first panel of a needlepointed rug showing different kinds of narcissus in various stages of bloom.

It was inspired both by my having grown up in the Pacific Northwest, with its incredibly beautiful long -- February to June -- springs, and by, later in life, a visit to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. There, on a winter day, the covered courtyard was incandescent with hundreds of narcissus, daffodils and hyacinths. The air was perfumed with their scent. Its classic rooms offered coffered ceilings. Also, I was working on a novel at that time entitled NARCISSUS JONQUILLA.

Needlepointing had become almost like painting for me. I would sit down with a blank canvas and begin to stitch. The narcissus were "painted" in first, the background added after. Some of it was stitched on my travels, but mostly I worked on it in Los Angeles. Much of it was done in Tani Guthri and Dran Hamilton's POETS GATHERING which met for many years in my office at The American Film Institute. Both Tani and Dran served as my mentors in poetry, and POETS GATHERING was my honing ground, both for poetry and in the development of most of my early needlepoints.







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Jan Haag may be reached via e-mail: jjhaag@gmail.com





The Needlepoints

I The I Ching

II The Unicorn

III Green Pillow

IV Armrests

V Narcissus

VI Chinese Chair Pillow

VII Great Grandmother's Legacy

VIIa OM

VIII Octagonal Beanbag

IX Flora and Fauna Beanbag

X Asian Diary #1, Kundalini

XI Asian Diary #2

XII Tibetan Yantra Beanbag

XIII Kalachakra

XIV Eye of Horus Amulet

XV Erika Sachet

XVI Needlepoint-Cattipoint

XVII Palimpsest

XVIII Cantalloc

THE FOLLOWING NEEDLEPOINTS ARE BASED ON THE RHYTHMS AND MELODY OF

NORTH INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC

IXX Tintal Coin Purse

XX Kaida, Tabla Covers

XXI Tukra, Tabla Covers

XXII Mukhra-Tukra-Chakradar

XXIII The Ten Thats






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