Saturday, February 4, 2012

Nashville Market Update

I have been working frantically to get ready for the Nashville Market and will have two new designs to release.  I had hoped to have a couple more finished but my recent hospitalization has made that impossible.

I am pleased to announce, however, that my newest design in the Tapestry Garden series is ready.  Chrysanthemum Tapestry Garden is the fourth in this series and represents all the wonderful colors of autumn.  It is stitched using a combination of cross stitches and specialty stitches including the Rhodes stitch, Rice stitch, Flame stitch (Bargello) and alternating Scotch stitch as well as a modified eyelet--all of which are illustrated.  The model is stitched on 28 ct white Lugana with the overdyed fibers from ThreadworX, Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braid, and lots of Mill Hill Glass Seed Beads.  I really enjoyed doing this one and hope that you will also.

The other design I will be releasing is French Elegance.  Sampling those wonderful French motifs so popular in the 19th century, it reminds us of those wonderful red samplers of yesteryear.   It can be a companion piece for Spanish Flair.  It is of comparable size and I stitched it in matching colors but  it can easily be stitched in any color or color combination you might choose.  I used Crescent Colours Belle Soie Silks for the model and stitched it on 36 ct white Edinborough Linen.  Here is a small preview to whet your appetite! I do hope you like it.

I am hoping to get the other designs finished and released shortly. I am just so disappointed that I couldn't get them finished in time for this show. But keep checking back.  I may have a surprise or two for you.

Until next time...

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