Monday, June 21, 2010

New chart release, The White Dress

Here is my newest chart, The White Dress. It's the largest pattern I've designed so far and was a challenge to stitch up. This is because I chose to use only a basic cross stitch. I wanted to see how the large areas of the dresses and arm rest looked as one flat surface. This however was extremely boring to stitch!

I think it would be interesting to stitch the dresses in a fancy stitch of some sort, giving the overall texture of the piece more variety.
The early 19th century is one of my favorite periods, particularly early American art and photography. This painting of a mother and daughter was the inspiration for this design.


Donna said...

I just love them. Great job and your inspiration is just what I love to see. Good Luck on these, I must have the chart.

Nancy said...

This is an amazing design, and a definite must for me! I love it! Thanks for sharing your inspiration too.

Siobhan said...

Great job! I love this design because I have always liked those 'olden time' portraits.

Missy aka Birdy said...

OMG I have to get that design. Loving reading through your blog. Your designs are so me but you created them....funny how that works. LOL