Images in Cloth – St. George and the Dragon

Seven and a half months later, after 17 joint work sessions with fabulous luncheons– and many many days of each of us working alone on this project, we have completed our cloth icon of St. George and the Dragon.  It has been a lot of fun, and quite an education for both of us!  The image is rich in symbolism and prayer, but a picture is worth a thousand words, so without further blather, here it is:


About reinkat

I am an iconographer, and have been studying Russian/Greek icons since 1995. I'm married with 3 children. I love hiking, camping, animals, my family and church--and icons.
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8 Responses to Images in Cloth – St. George and the Dragon

  1. SR says:

    Hey Girl,

    This is abasolutely b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l. I love it, love it, love it!!!!!!!!!!!! Great work and great job. Am getting ready to go to Mass. Take care and will talk back at you Tuesday. Hubby is in, and since he has not been in for a month, we need our time. I cannot tell you how beautiful this is, there are no words. SR

  2. reinkat says:

    Thank you so much.
    Have a good weekend!

  3. MJ says:

    You could have blathered just a bit!

  4. SR says:

    Just had to stop by and look again. This is beautiful and hubby thinks so too. SR

  5. Fabulous job! Rich color and texture. Wonderful choices of material. Lovely modeling face and hands. The horse is fantastic. Do tell more about the symbolism. For example, why is the background red, besides the fact that it is a glorious color highlighting the outline of the horse? Why is St. George’s hand so relaxed holding on to the cross/spear? Why is the mood of the icon so joyful in spite of the conflict it portrays?
    Congratulations on a beautiful piece of work. I hope it will find a worthy home for the inspiration of all!

  6. This is very beautiful work. I can’t say I’ve seen much iconography in cloth besides on priestly/episcopal vestments.

    • reinkat says:

      Thank you for your comment. I appreciate your encouragement. I don’t think I have ever seen a quilted icon, either, but that was a good expression of faith from two of us artists wanting to combine our talents.
      Your avatar is absolutely beautiful.

  7. SR says:

    Just had to come and look again. How can one put into words something so beautiful. God Bless, SR

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